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.
Meryl Streep and Simon Helberg recorded all of their songs together at Abbey Road prior to filming. Once filming began, Director Stephen Frears asked them to perform all of the music live, on set.
St Clair Bayfield:
"Swounds I should take it, for it cannot be but I *am* pigeon-livered and lack gall to make oppression bitter, or ere this I should have fatted all the region kites with this slave's offal. Boody, bawdy villain! Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, ...
Though Cole Porter was crippled in a horseback riding accident in 1937, and walking was difficult for him after that, he is being assisted by Tallulah Bankhead as he walks into Carnegie Hall.
English, German, Italian, Russian
$6,601,313 (USA) (12 August 2016)
$27,370,107 (USA) (23 October 2016)