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Florence Foster Jenkins (PG)

Perfect role for Meryl Streep as the deluded diva
The true story of "the world's worst singer." Florence Foster Jenkins , a New York heiress (played by Meryl Streep), has always wanted to be a concert pianist and play in Carnegie Hall. An injury in her youth wrecked that dream. So she sets out to sing her way to Carnegie Hall knowing the only way to get there would be "Practise, Practise, Practise " regardless of the fact that she has a terrible voice. Her husband (Hugh Grant) supports her venture and the night that Florence Foster Jenkins sings at Carnegie Hall becomes a truly historic event.
What the critics said about this film
Stephen Frears’s enjoyable, sentimental biopic gives Streep a role to relish, while Hugh Grant provides a
Florence Foster Jenkins at Clayhidon Parish Hall 

8pm on Friday 23 September. 

Tickets on the door or reserve by calling or emailing Lucy Ball 01823 680607 lucyball132@btinternet.com. 

£6 single or £20 per family of four (two adults plus two children).

Presented by MOVIOLA.
touching foil in a genuine paean to mediocrity.
 Full review.
Peter Bradshaw,The Guardian
It’s a wobbly, uneven, ultimately wonderful film—its unevenness befitting its title character, whom we come to love despite her loopy lack of awareness of her own deficiencies. Full review
David Edelstein
Vulture
Stephen Frears' bright, bubbly and suitably ear-bursting biopic of surely the least gifted chanteuse ever to sell out Carnegie Hall.
Full review
Guy Lodge
Variety
The movie is a pleaser, for the most part, even though the attitude it takes toward its subject is often problematic. Full review  Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal.

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