Florence Foster Jenkins

Show Times:

Fri 8/26 thru Thu 9/1, 5:00pm & 7:30pm daily
Saturday 2:30pm Matinee
Sunday 2:45pm Matinee

Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 110 minutes

Meryl Streep is on a roll. In this comic folie de la vanité she impersonates the real life 1930s socialite who parlayed her social standing into a career as a soprano. There was only one problem: she couldn’t sing because she didn’t have a voice. What she did have was money, which bought her a concert in Carnegie Hall in 1944 that was notorious for its awfulness. But all of this makes for good fun and provides a rich stage for La Streep, who is as good an actress as Jenkins was a poor singer. Prepare to enjoy yourself.—Peter Biskind

“Crowd pleasing… Ms. Streep is a delight, hilarious when she’s singing and convincingly on edge at all times.”—Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

“Streep is right there, solidly invested in the folly of Florence’s dreams. When she declares that “musichas been, and is, my life,” you believe her…. Who better to play the incompetent Florence than someone whose plenitude of gifts has been an article of faith for almost forty years?”—Anthony Lane, New Yorker

“A damn fine and funny film. Streep could be looking at her 20th Oscar nomination. It’s a whole new direction for Grant.”—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

a “…wonderful film.”—David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“…ridiculously watchable…”—Cath Clarke, Time Out