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Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Music  -  25 February 2001 (USA)
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

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The movie starts off at the beginning of Judy Garland's life singing when she was two years old. It jumps to when she was 12 and was signed by MGM and later when her father dies. The movie tells about her early struggles with MGM and with the addiction to barbiturates. It then jumps to the marriage to Vincette Minelli and the struggles with that, and leads into the rest of the movie and her marriages to Sid Luft, Mark Herron, and Mickey Deans and ends when she dies in 1969 Written by CR

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Dorothy found the end of the rainbow. Judy spent her life looking for it.

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Tammy Blanchard was 23 years old when playing Judy Garland as a teenager. See more »

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The ages of Judy Garland's daughters Liza and Lorna at time of 1954 A Star is Born release would have been roughly 8 and 2 years old respectively. In this film Liza is played by actress who is at least teenage while Lorna is played by a grade-school age actress. See more »

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Judy Garland: I've got rainbows coming out my ass.
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References Girl Crazy (1943) See more »

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Me and My Shadow
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Music by Dave Dreyer
Lyrics by Billy Rose and Al Jolson
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Judy IS Judy!
25 February 2001 | by (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

What starts out as a slightly better-than-average Hollywood biopic becomes sheer dynamite when Judy Davis takes over the role of the talented, tormented "Rainbow Girl" herself, Judy Garland. She perfectly conveys all the professional and personal highs and lows of a unique show biz legend. Garland herself was always something of a dichotomy. Professionally, at her best ("Oz," the Palace, Carnegie), no one could touch her; as a human being, no one in their right mind would want to BE her. Davis conveys this every step on the way. Even when her vocals are dubbed by the original Garland recordings, you're watching a true pro at work.

Not that she's the only reason for seeing this film by any means. Victor Garber brings his usual understated but powerful presence to the role of Sid Luft, Hugh Laurie is a solid Vincente Minelli, and the late Al Waxman, who died just before the film was aired, makes a good L.B. Mayer.

It would seem that Judy Garland would be just too big of a subject to bring to the screen. But the producers, and a lady named Davis, have done so, brilliantly.


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