I cannot help it. Every film she shines in (because this is what stars do – they shine) ends by being about her. The great actress who is and lives on screen as every character she is incarnating, who makes this character an unforgettable person which you may love or hate, worship, despise or pity, but always remember. Of course, I am speaking about Meryl Streep. What a luck for us, movie viewers, to be her contemporaries!

 

source http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4136084/

source http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4136084/

 

Florence Foster Jenkins was a real person, involved in the social and musical life of the first half of the 20th century in New York. She had a real passion for music, and enough money to pay for this passion, including helping and promoting musicians and musical events. Her only little sin was that she had the ambition to sing and her talent did not match her ambition. She had passion though, and was protected by a loving (and apparently platonic) husband who was hiding from her the bitter truth about her skills. The film is about the balance between passion and talent, and is also about the very special forms real love sometimes takes.

 

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This combination of biopics and melodrama worked incredibly well for me. This was of course because of the  tremendous talent and amazing performance of , but not only. I also found to be charming and funny in the role of the pianist who is hired to play with the strident diva. is aging well and fits wonderfully in the role of the husband, and all the show is directed with British elegance by . This is a film to enjoy, one of the better ones of the Academy Awards season. Watch it. You may learn that the ways of Art and the ways of Love are sometimes as mysterious as the ways of God.