Since I’ve started this site, I’ve written a lot of reviews. In case you missed some of my earlier ones, I would like to share an older review of “Florence Foster Jenkins” which originally appeared here.
It’s that time of the year again. 2016 is coming to an end for a lot of us and everybody else has posted their lists of the best and worst movies of 2016 already so it’s about time that I join in and shared mine. This year, I’ve managed to break my record of 100 movies in 2015 by almost doubling it with 190 movies this year. That’s a lot of movies. Obviously, some were good and some, not so much. For some reason, I liked more movies this year so instead of the usual top 10 list, I’ve expanded it to 20. Below are the top 20 best movies of 2016:
In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is quite lousy. Her husband St. Clair (Hugh Grant) goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he’s facing his greatest challenge yet.
Time for another contest!
We are just over 2 months away from the release of Meryl Streep’s new film, Florence Foster Jenkins. It’s already been released just about everyone else, it feels like, but we’re not getting it in North America until August 12th. If you would like to watch some trailers, click here. Basically anything with Streep in it, I will see as she is the best. Here she is joined by Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg so it will be interesting for sure. This one was weird for me though since I started off thinking it was going to go one way, and then it went in another direction. Now, I have some clips of the film I have shared with you below. I can’t wait!
There’s still plenty of room in here!
Meryl Streep is one of the greatest actresses of all time and I don’t think anyone would argue with me on that one. I’ve enjoyed many of her films and I’m thinking I might enjoy this new one as well, “Florence Foster Jenkins”. In this one she plays Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer despite having a terrible voice. I will say that we get a hint of that so called terrible voice here and I am interested in where she takes it. She sung in “Into the Woods” which I haven’t seen but can she sing badly? What we do get here is another seemingly great performance by Streep and a great supporting cast featuring Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg. Florence Foster Jenkins releases May 6th, 2016 in the UK (lucky chaps) and August 31st, 2016 in the US.