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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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Final film appearance of longtime Canadian actor Al Waxman who played Louis B. Mayer; he died before the film was first broadcast. See more »

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Judy watches color TV broadcast of A Star is Born on a vintage black and white television set. See more »

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Judy Garland: [on the phone] Yes I've heard how difficult it is to work with Judy Garland. Do you know how difficult it is to BE Judy Garland? I've been trying to be Judy Garland all my life!
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References Bonanza (1959) See more »

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I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
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Music by Harry Carroll
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
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Judy Judy Judy!!!! (Part 2 Review)
26 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Judy Davis gets the Emmy for this one. Beyond belief performance. Not since Ben Kingsley in "Gandhi" have I seen anyone inhabit a real-life based character the way Davis does here. A career high note. Hate to say it..but this movie really deserved a theatrical release. It's almost too big for TV. Hats off to ABC either way. Great direction by Ackerman. The attention payed to the nuances is surreal. Blink..and you'll swear you're watching the real deal. Solid support from Victor Garber and Alison Pill as a young Lorna Luft. And Tammy Blanchard just bought herself a career. Wave bye-bye to "The Guiding Light", Tammy. Your boat has just sailed.

There has to be some sort of cosmic yin-yang Zen supernatural otherworldly force at work here that placed one "Judy" in the ruby slippers of another to this effect. There is no other handy explanation. A star is born (Blanchard) and another one goes into supernova (Davis). This is great moviemaking. Now, get this sucker to video where I can watch it without commercial interruptions.


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