Review Round Up… Florence Foster Jenkins

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. 

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