Tuesday, April 26, 2016

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 'FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS' WITH MERYL STREEP, HUGH GRANT WITH NEW CHARACTER POSTERS!

'FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
CHARACTER POSTERS ARE HERE!
Now, here's something we really want to see this year and the premiere is really close since it opens up in British cinemas this May (August in USA, summer in most of Europe)! FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS in which Meryl Streep plays the worst opera singer in history who wasn't aware of her utter lack of talent.

 WORLD'S WORST SINGER 
Directed by Stephen Frears (THE QUEEN, PHILOMENA) this true life story follows FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, a wealthy woman from the beginning of the 20th century New York high society who used her relationships and her fortune to become an opera singer. But the problem was that she had the worst voice ever. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Hugh Grant plays St Clair Bayfield, an aristocratic English actor and  her trusted manager and best friend who was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth, and Rebecca Ferguson is his long suffering wife. BING BANG THEORY's Simon Helberg is Florence's pianist. The movie tells her story through to her 1944 Carnegie Hall concert which sold some 3,000 tickets, but she died a month later. Jenkins handled distribution of the popular tickets herself, in order to exclude professional critics from attending her performances. She also designed all of her wonderfully campy and gorgeously outrageous costumes!

23 comments:

  1. I scarcely recognized the guy who plays Wolowitz on Big Bang Theory without his gawdawful bowl/beatles haircut!

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    1. that whole sitcom is gawdawful :) Tried to watch it a couple of times and was shocked with how horribly unfunny it was and how irritating and unappealing the characters were.

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    2. Oh, it would grow on you if you just gave it a chance, I'm sure!

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    3. Oh, and P.S. -- My Rare One and I just went today and saw Our Tom in "I Saw the Light." His performance was outstanding, of course. His accent and singing were perfect.

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    4. That's the point, Debs, I did give it a chance :) I also tried HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and also nothing and MODERN FAMILY too :)

      I bet Hiddles was amazing as always

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  2. I heard about this story. My wife told me something of her! Must tell her that there is a movie coming on!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. I even embeded a video of her singing a few years ago when I first announced it :)

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  3. Another smash hit for sure. Dezzy you are giving us such awesome summer movies to look forward to!

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    1. had to come up with this because we've been having such a slow month in movie news business :(

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  4. I was watching Graham Norton the other night where he interviewed both Hugh Grant and the lovely and talented Meryl Streep. Saw a few clips too ... Absolutely brilliant! Can't wait to see it :)

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    1. she said she always wanted to star with Hugh, but that he was always too young and now he got old so they can play a couple :) He retired and came back to films just for the chance to star with Meryl

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    2. it is so lovely, I wonder if he will ever end up with Elizabeth Hurley in his private life :)

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  5. I've been waiting for this one since first hearing about it here. The trailer was quite delightful!

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    1. especially the end - I don't see why we should do it again, it was flawless the first time :)

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  6. FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS has got to be a lot of laughs.

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  7. Glad she lived out her dream before she died. Definitely seeing this movie when it hits Jamaica. August is the perfect time with not as much competition as right now.

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    1. that is what I was thinking as well, she at least lived and was happy :)

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  8. Another brilliant portrayal of Meryll Streep. Can't wait to see this film.

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  9. The worst voice ever... Well, you haven't heard Angie sing yet. Dear Lord! ;)

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    1. oh, noes, is it worse that your playing on balalaika?

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)