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Judy (2019)

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Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

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Rupert Goold

Writers:

Tom Edge (screenplay by), Peter Quilter (based on the stageplay "End of the Rainbow" by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Renée Zellweger ... Judy Garland
Jessie Buckley ... Rosalyn Wilder
Finn Wittrock ... Mickey Deans
Rufus Sewell ... Sidney Luft
Michael Gambon ... Bernard Delfont
Bella Ramsey ... Lorna Luft
Gemma-Leah Devereux ... Liza Minnelli
Andy Nyman ... Dan
Darci Shaw ... Young Judy
Phil Dunster ... Ben
Royce Pierreson ... Burt
Gaia Weiss ... Abbie
Fenella Woolgar ... Margaret Hamilton
John Dagleish ... Lonnie Donegan
Philippe Spall ... L.A. Cab Driver
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Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

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Judy Garland: the legend behind the rainbow.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for substance abuse, thematic content, some strong language, and smoking | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,916,548, 29 September 2019

Gross USA:

$14,974,204

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,548,167
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is a loose adaptation of the Olivier-nominated play 'End of the Rainbow.' Peter Quilter, the playwright behind "End of the Rainbow," said that he believed screenwriter Tom Edge "wanted the story to be much more true and precise," with less "elements of fantasy" than the play. See more »

Goofs

By the time the movie is set both Lorna and Joey Luft were living with their father. Because of Judy's pill use they both decided to move in with their father. See more »


Soundtracks

Get Happy
Written by Sam Smith
Performed by Renée Zellweger and Sam Smith
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Well made and well meant, with more
5 October 2019 | by johnverderberSee all my reviews

Oh dear, there's no scene with Judy chasing poor Joey down the hall with a knife; no scene where she lies on the floor in her own regurgitation spewing nonsense (well... almost); no sordid tales of Garland's sex life... And that's fine. I'm no Garland apologist. The woman was not entirely a showbiz martyr, but she was a one of a kind talent, devoted to those who loved her, friend, family and fan alike-- at least as devoted as she could be, and not deserving of mud-throwing anymore. It's been fifty years since she died for heaven's sake.

So, no: there is nothing new or revelatory to learn about Garland in this film, which is fine. What else to we need to know? It's a competently written, gorgeously produced film. As for Zellweger, she's actually even more impressive than I thought she'd be. And no, the singing isn't Judy, but she does a more than credible job with it, and sounds leagues better than she did in CHICAGO. Her commitment is incredible, and her performance is beautiful.

It's a fair look at what are indeed sad last months of a troubled lady, but handled with respect and affection. And that's fine by me.


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