Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant star in this biopic about Florence Foster Jenkins, an heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera star.
The Guardian:***Peter Bradshaw called it: “Stephen Frears’s enjoyable, sentimental movie.”
Variety: “bright, bubbly and suitably ear-bursting biopic of surely the least gifted chanteuse ever to sell out Carnegie Hall.”
Hollywood Reporter: “a warm-hearted celebration of single-minded amateurism over slick professionalism.”
The Telegraph: “a delicious, finger-tingling comedy about the creative instinct that makes your heart want to squawk with joy.”
Radio Times: ***** “this compelling biopic is a hugely entertaining, compassionate and ultimately rather touching portrait of self-delusion and devotion.”
The Wrap: “this is a fine, funny and moving film tribute to the efforts and passions of its titular heroine.”
Screen Daily:”Stephen Frears’ crowd-pleasing comedy will certainly be the one to register.”
IB Times: *** (half) “Subsequently, Florence Foster Jenkins becomes much more than just a comedy and transforms into an uplifting drama about not giving a damn about what anyone else thinks.”
The Hollywood News: “Hilarious, heartfelt and genuinely touching in places, and unlike its title character, near note-perfect.”
Florence Foster Jenkins is released in UK cinemas on the 6th May.