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Plot: Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.
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I don’t want to dismiss the hard work that Zellwegger put into playing a version of Judy Garland, but I **do** want to dismiss the script entirely. _Judy_ takes the most boring, trite and overused direction that it possibly can at every single opportunity.
_Final rating:★★ – Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._
‘Judy’ is a film that celebrates Garland’s legacy, and while the film is a little generic in its storytelling, Zellweger’s truly phenomenal performance pulls you into this behind the scenes to look at one of Hollywood’s greatest stars.
– Chris dos Santos
Read Chris’ full article…
Zellweger is Oscar-worthy, the film not so much.
“I used to listen to Judy Garland all the time – I love Judy Garland and her music. But I started to realize that if you keep singing like that, singing songs of being victimized by love over and over and over again, it can’t help but have a profound effect on your life.” Diane Keaton
“Judy” is the saddest movie of the year, and a top contender for all time. The last year of Judy Garland’s (Renee Zellweger) life before she overdosed on drugs are depicted with a surgeon’s accuracy, and the days are counted in despair over her addictions and most of all the separation from her children. Nothing much is pretty, and most is desperate.
Not that I expect the docudrama should be a musical; it should at least be entertaining even in a dark way. To see this iconic entertainer holding a formidable place in the hearts of everyone who has been moved by the whimsy and hope of The Wizard of Oz is to get too much despair after almost two relentless hours of depression.
There is no wizard here, just Louis B. Mayer plying Judy with rhetoric and pills to keep her going through the many pictures she would do after her Oz triumph. She continues getting artificial help long after as she performs not for pleasure but to make enough to keep her children, ironically forcing her at the end to London, that adoring town, but without her kids.
The drama is punctuated by songs, sung expertly by Zellweger, and by her Oscar-worthy performance. But, of course, her voice is not Garland’s, nor is anyone’s. However, without the insight into her talent and formative years, it’s just a gifted Renee imitating the tics of a diva diving to her death at 47.
Thank goodness for a subplot involving two gay fans and their evening with her. It’s endearing and the best way to show how she impacted those on the margins of society. The final scene when she sings Rainbow involves the gay duo and is hokey but effectively sentimental and lyrical like the song itself.
Because most of us have grown used to idolizing Judy Garland, the film has a special mandate to show the formation of her formidable career and not just her desperate denouement so that we can enjoy her and understand her better. I propose the next Judy pic be a docudrama about the first half of her life. Now that would be only partially sad.
“I think without a doubt there will never be a voice like Judy Garland.” Mickey Rooney
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Director Rupert Goold
Writer Tom Edge (screenplay by), Peter Quilter (based on the stageplay “End of the Rainbow” by)
Actors Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell
Country UK, France, USA
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 64 nominations.
Production Company Roadside Attractions, BBC Films
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Panavision G-Series Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)