PG-13 | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
In reality, St. Clair Bayfield inherited only $10,000 from Jenkins' estate. He last appeared on Broadway in 1948.
St Clair Bayfield:
You are not strong enough, Bunny. What if it kills you?
Florence Foster Jenkins: Then I shall die happy.
When Florence Foster Jenkins is on the radio, the station also plays the Sarabande from Bach's second solo violin partita. It's played on a baroque violin, in the manner of historically informed performance. That was not mainstream until well after World War II.
English, German, Italian, Russian
$6,601,313 (USA) (12 August 2016)
$27,370,107 (USA) (23 October 2016)