The story of Florence Foster Jenkins is true; it’s strange; it brings up a lot of interesting questions about the intersection of money and the arts; and it is now a movie. In fact, it is the latest star vehicle for that most renowned of contemporary movie actors, the one and only Meryl Streep.
One should probably not use the phrase “steals the show” to describe the performance of an actor in a movie featuring Meryl Streep as the leading lady, for such a thing is almost certainly impossible. But if it were possible, Simon Helberg’s turn as Cosme McMoon in Florence Foster Jenkins would serve as the ideal […]
We have seen Nancy Robinette and Lee Mikeska Gardner don the costumes of infamous singer Florence Foster Jenkins in Stephen Temperley’s wickedly funny Souvenir. Now comes news that Meryl Streep is playing the role of the wealthy diva whose singing made audiences cringe – The Telegraph calls her the worst opera singer in history – but who was blithely oblivious, since […]