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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.


Rupert Goold


Tom Edge (screenplay by), Peter Quilter (based on the stageplay "End of the Rainbow" by)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Judy Garland
Jessie Buckley ... Rosalyn Wilder
Finn Wittrock ... Mickey Deans
Rufus Sewell ... Sid Luft
Michael Gambon ... Bernard Delfont
Richard Cordery ... Louis B. Mayer
Royce Pierreson ... Burt Rhodes
Darci Shaw ... Young Judy
Andy Nyman ... Dan
Daniel Cerqueira Daniel Cerqueira ... Stan
Bella Ramsey ... Lorna Luft
Lewin Lloyd ... Joey Luft
Tom Durant Pritchard ... Ken Frisch (as Tom Durant-Pritchard)
John Dagleish ... Lonnie Donegan
Adrian Lukis Adrian Lukis ... Dr Hargreaves


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 Jwelch5742

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Did You Know?


Before this, another biopic about Judy Garland was planned in 2009 that would have starred Anne Hathaway, but it was never produced. It would have been based on a biography by Gerald Clarke called "Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland," and would have included Garland's experiences about being sexually harassed and abused by head of MGM Louis B. Mayer and other executives during her career. Ironically, the producer of the film would have been Harvey Weinstein. 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 »


[first lines]
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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References Listen, Darling (1938) See more »


Get Happy
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Performed by Renée Zellweger
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Very worthwhile look at the life of Judy Garland.
31 August 2019 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

My wife and I watched this at home on BluRay from our public library. Renee really does give an award-quality performance. And she did in fact win the Oscar for Best Actress.

Who has never seen "The Wizard of Oz"? What would that movie be without Judy Garland as Dorothy? The early but difficult stages of a very significant career.

In this new biopic Renée Zellweger gives one of her better performances as Judy Garland, and her singing is very appropriate. She won the Golden Globe for Best Actress. While biopics don't have lots of latitude, if they follow the factual life of the subject, they can be done dryly or they can be done with a spark. This one has that spark.

One spark I really enjoyed was when a couple of men, fans, encountered her after a London performance, just the three of them in the alley. She innocently asks if they want to go get food with her, they all end up in the apartment cooking eggs. That was Judy, off stage just another human willing to connect with ordinary people.

This movie is a very worthwhile look at the life of Judy Garland, focusing both on her early years and mostly on her last year when she died in 1969 at the age of 47. See it for Judy, or see it for Renee, or see it for both. It is a memorable movie of a memorable singer.

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Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,916,548, 29 September 2019

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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