Florence Foster Jenkins. Image shows from L to R: Florence (Meryl Streep), St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant).

Florence Foster Jenkins

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In 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins won a certain affectionate notoriety as "the worst goddam singer in the world", a socialite-turned-diva who nevertheless attracted a following. Meryl Streep is marvellous as Jenkins, undaunted by the physical frailty left by syphilis; Hugh Grant matches her as her partner, St Clair Bayfield. Frears is note-perfect in a poignantly funny biopic.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 3rd March 2017

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The writers of Plebs, People Just Do Nothing, Fleabag, Guilt Trip, The Pin and John Finnemore's Double Acts are nominated in the WGGB Awards 2017.

British Comedy Guide, 6th December 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins review

While the tonal shifts between the comic and tragic sides of the story aren't resolved and leave some residual discomfort, the film also reminds us of the importance of the arts, especially when bigger world events may make such concerns appear trivial. In today's climate of increasing austerity and cuts for this sector, Florence Foster Jenkins shows that music and performance can offer a little escapism and a lot of therapy.

Kevin Wright, TV Bomb, 17th May 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins review

Meryl Streep shines as New York's unforgettably talentless soprano.

Matt Wolf, The Arts Desk, 6th May 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins is charming, frothy, endearing

it may lack a certain dramatic weight which stops it from having the modern classic feel of something like Stephen Frears' 2013 critical darling Philomena. But it's undeniably charming, frothy, endearing fun that amiably celebrates self-belief and what it means to have a dream in life.

Ross Miller, The National, 6th May 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins -- film review: 'A deft comedy'

Meryl Streep is a perfect fit as the notoriously tuneless singer in Stephen Frears' film.

Danny Leigh, The Financial Times, 5th May 2016

Review: Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep is typically divine as the socialite singer who became a legend for all the wrong reasons.

Angie Errigo, The List, 4th May 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins review

Stephen Frears presents a picture that while humorous, focuses on the idea of pursuing one's dreams and that blind sense of childlike whimsy that enables you to do things you wouldn't normally do.

Amy West, International Business Times UK, 13th April 2016