I found many beautiful things to love about this film. Based on a true story, not only does it take its viewer on a journey to Uganda and the realities of many families struggling to survive, but it showcases the strength of the human spirit. Solid determination shines like gold all throughout this story. It’s on vibrant display in Phiona’s concentration on the chessboard, her mother’s constant battle to support her family and even the pastor’s courage to push for opportunities for the village children.
From the simple two-note refrain of da dun . . . da dun, to that classic poster with a whole lot of shark teeth showing, there is nothing about this movie that isn’t classic. One can hardly discuss the fear of sharks without cracking a joke about acclaimed director Steven Spielberg’s classic film.
Most Hollywood movies can be easily sorted into one of three different categories; Escape, Showcase, or Messages. Very seldom does one movie come along that dabbles in all three of these categories and leaves you wanting more. Wonder is THAT film.
Florence Foster Jenkins Directed by: Jeff Nichols Blu-Ray/DVD Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Release Date: December 13, 2016 Reviewed by: Jennifer L Farey Rating: PG-13 FA Scorecard: A From the beginning, you know there’s something unique about New York socialite and heiress, Florence Foster Jenkins. At the arts club (which she founded) she […]