Florence Foster Jenkins – review

Florence Foster Jenkins turns out to be an amusing glance at a time one would long to live in. Yet the picture has very slow and almost too mellow passages the refined acting of always-worth-watching Meryl Streep providing hilarious ironic moments, the weird looks the coloured character Simon Helberg provides and Hugh Grant’s frumpy charme let us all benevolently smile. Incredible the picture is based on a true story. The audience enjoys sumptuous set decoration, detailed costumes and the illusion all dreams are made of.

by Carsten-Pieter Zimmermann, May 2016.