Florence Foster Jenkins (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet)By Paramount Pictures
Meryl Streep delivers a hilarious performance as a New York socialite who dreams of becoming a great opera singer. While the voice she hears in her head is beautiful, to everyone else it is thoroughly awful. Her husband and biggest fan, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence stages a huge concert at Carnegie Hall, he faces his greatest challenge to make sure her performance is a rousing success. Based on an incredible true story, Florence Foster Jenkins hits the right notes even if its protagonist doesn't.
Reasons to Buy
- Two words: MERYL. STREEP. ...well, make that six words: MERYL. STREEP. SINGING. POORLY. FOR. LAUGHS.
- The real-life Florence Foster Jenkins has been celebrated by gay men - both in her time and after - not just because she's a delightful camp figure, but because her conviction and bravery never waivered.
- "The Big Bang Theory" star Simon Helberg plays CosmÃ© McMoon, a closeted piano player who accompanies Meryl Streep's less-than-talented diva. Though his sexuality isn't mentioned explicitly, it's implied throughout the film.
DVD FeaturesDeleted Scenes
The Music and Songs of Florence
Designing the Look
From Script to Screen
Q&A With Meryl Streep
Live At Carnegie Hall