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.
Jenkins handled distribution of the popular tickets herself, to prevent professional critics from attending.
Oh! I played Carnegie Hall. I... God darn it, Mr. Bayfield, Cosmé McMoon from San Antonio, Texas, played Carnegie Hall.
St Clair Bayfield: And he was brilliant. Utterly, utterly brilliant.
Cosmé McMoon: We did it.
St Clair Bayfield: Yes, I think we did.
St Clair Bayfield: Mud in your eye.
Toscanini gratefully accepts $1,000 from Florence Foster Jenkins. In real life, Toscanini would not have been short of money. In the 1940s he lived at Wave Hill, a mansion where Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain had lived.
English, German, Italian, Russian
$6,601,313 (USA) (12 August 2016)
$27,370,107 (USA) (23 October 2016)
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