A wealthy New York heiress attempts to become an opera singer despite having a terrible singing voice.
Born in 1868, Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) was a child prodigy as a pianist who performed at the White House in her youth, but fell into poverty after an arm injury left her unable to play the piano.
While living with her mother in New York, Jenkins began to dream of becoming an opera singer – despite her lack of natural talent. She fell in love with St Clair Bayfield, a British Shakespearean actor (Hugh Grant) who supported her ambition, and later became her agent and common-law husband.
Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Helberg (‘The Big Bang Theory's Howard) also co-star in this biopic directed by Stephen Frears (‘The Queen’, ‘Philomena’).