Thirty years after starring in The Wizard of Oz (1939), beloved actress and singer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London, England to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans (Finn Wittrock), her soon-to-be fifth husband.Written by
When Judy meets daughter Liza Minnelli at a party, Liza mentions preparing for a show. The show in question is probably meant to be "Flora the Red Menace", a musical with songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb that was Minnelli's first Broadway show, and which won her a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a musical, though it closed after eighty-seven performances. Kander and Ebb became frequent collaborators with Minnelli. See more »
Judy asks Mickey Rooney a question and he begins his answer with the word "So,...". Prefixing an answer like this is a 21st century affectation and would never have been done in the 1930s. See more »
Louis B. Mayer:
What do you see beyond this wall? Picture it. You've got an imagination; go ahead. What I see is a small town in the Midwest. A handful of churches, somewhere for the farmers to get drunk together. Maybe a salon for their wives to do their hair on the holidays. I visit these places. These are the people who send us our profits. Who send us your wages. I make movies, Judy, but it's your job to give those people dreams. The economy is in the gutter, and they pay for you. And I'll ...
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Everything is based on the masterful interpretation of Renée Zellweger that takes us deep within Judy Garland's mind and past, to her past, to her was present and to her was future. A touching, strong and undoubtedly moving perspective. The film lacks a little emphasis and important background stories, I mean more lenght and more deepining about the childhood story of Judy couldn't be that bad, but despite the "small" things, the film is an excellent perspective on the life of a victim of the system (although it was a unique talent) and apart from Zellweger, you will find unique environments, lines and atmospheres for a film of genre that is always risky to manage. Good job and certainly the best and deepest performance of Renée Zellweger in her career.
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