Florence Foster Jenkins
Sunday, March 26, 2017
This film saw the leading actress get her record twentieth Oscar nomination, some critics questioned if she stopped another actress getting nominated, including Amy Adams for Arrival, I didn't know it was going to get any big award nominations, it made me more eager to watch it, directed by Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette, The Queen, Philomena). Based on the true story, set in New York City in 1944, in the midst of World War II, Florence Foster Jenkins (Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Meryl Streep) is an heiress and socialite with a passion for opera and music, to celebrate this love she founded the Verdi Club. Her husband and manager is British Shakespearean actor St. Clair Bayfield (BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Hugh Grant), despite being married they live in separate residences, Bayfield shares his house with his secret mistress, Kathleen Weatherley (Rebecca Ferguson). Florence suffers from syphilis, her illness has caused her various health problems for...