Florence Foster Jenkins
First screened in August 2016
Director: Stephen Frears. Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Stanley Townsend, Nina Arianda, John Sessions, Pat Starr, Allan Corduner, Bríd Brennan, Christian McKay, David Haig, John Kavanagh, Aida Garifullina, Pat Starr, Maggie Steed, Thelma Barlow, Liza Ross, Paola Dionisotti. Screenplay: Nicholas Martin. Twitter Capsule:
Lots of fun, especially three main performances. Looks good, but direction, script get messy, simplistic.
Even when story logic faltered or cliché encroached, I enjoyed myself. Flirts with some ideas about the religion of talent and about money's bond to art. Mostly shies away.