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
Prior to this movie's release, Liza Minnelli stated through her Facebook account that she had "never met nor spoken to Renée Zellweger" and made it clear that she personally didn't approve of the project, nor sanction it "in any way." See more »
When Judy and Mickey make a tower of cans above their sleeping friend, one of the cans is a state 7-Up can, released in 1976 for the U.S. bicentennial. 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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The history of actors, especially the young ones, being extremely controlled and abused by the industry is a very strong material for a movie, but not really explored here as it could be, because even with the flashbacks scenes the movie is more focused on a certain period of Judy Garland life, is not really a biopic, like the title suggests. There was so much more they could tell.
Renée Zellweger performance is great, but the rest of the history and characters are kinda weak.
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