Florence Foster Jenkins
Rating: 16/20 (Jen: 18/20)
Plot: An eccentric socialite performs opera poorly while her husband tries to keep her from realizing that audiences are ridiculing her.
Worth watching for Meryl Streep's wonderful performance alone, this movie has a great mix of comedy and pathos. Singing well on camera is one thing, but Streep really pulls off something special by imitating the inimitable Jenkins. Hugh Grant, apparently retired, brings his usual graceful charm, and the relationship between the two isn't easy to understand but nevertheless strangely touching. Simon Helberg, an actor who plays a character on the seemingly endless Big Bang Theory, might do a little too much at times here as Jenkins' accompanist, but it's a good character.
I've had a recording of Florence Foster Jenkins for about fifteen years, and I'm only pointing that out to solidify my hipster cred.