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Judy (2019)

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Legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) 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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Renée Zellweger Shares Why Judy Garland Was 'Heroic'

Renée Zellweger reveals the most surprising thing she learned about Judy Garland while preparing for her role in Judy.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rufus Sewell ... Sidney Luft
Renée Zellweger ... Judy Garland
Jessie Buckley ... Rosalyn Wilder
Finn Wittrock ... Mickey Deans
Michael Gambon ... Bernard Delfont
Gaia Weiss ... Abbie
Bella Ramsey ... Lorna Luft
Lewin Lloyd Lewin Lloyd ... Joey Luft
Phil Dunster ... Ben
Andy Nyman ... Dan
Adrian Lukis Adrian Lukis ... Dr. Hargreaves
Fenella Woolgar ... Margaret Hamilton
Lucy Russell ... Publicist
Royce Pierreson ... Burt
Gemma-Leah Devereux ... Liza Minnelli
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Legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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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:

$23,887,825

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,181,723
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie addresses the harsh treatment Judy Garland received at MGM in the 1930s and 1940s. They put her on a strict diet and gave her prescription medication to control her weight and to help her sleep or stay awake, medication to which she eventually became addicted. She probably also received unwanted sexual advances by senior staff during those years, much like her younger "rival" Shirley Temple was forced to endure at Twentieth Century Fox during the same period. See more »

Goofs

The ages of Judy's younger kids is not consistent with their actual ages at the time portrayed in the movie. The movie is set in 1968-1969 when her daughter Lorna would have been about 16 and her son Joe would have been 13-14. See more »

Quotes

Judy Garland: I just want what everybody wants. I seem to have a harder time getting it.
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Soundtracks

Somewhere over the Rainbow
Written by E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen
Performed by Renée Zellweger
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Zellweger IS Judy Garland
28 September 2019 | by gortxSee all my reviews

Sometimes an entire movie boils down to a lead performance, and JUDY is one of those examples. Fortunately, Renee Zellweger is more than up to to the challenge. Zellweger does more than just an imitation here - sure, the ticks and mannerisms that have been copied and parodied for decades are all on display, but, the actress goes for, and largely, attains several more layers. The script follows the "Last Days" scenario seen in so many bio-pics. The doomed character. The flashbacks. The final triumph. The various side characters who represent assorted people throughout that person's life etc. etc.. Still Zellweger is strong enough to overcome most of the cliches. The rest of the cast does well, but outside of Jessie Buckley as her London assistant, they don't get much to do (Michael Gambon in particular has, almost literally, nothing to do). The Production, music (nice to hear a new Gabriel Yared score), and, most critically, the makeup and hair all work to give us a fairly convincing glimpse of Garland's final months in 1969. Theater Director Rupert Goold keeps the viewer focused on his main character despite some melodramatic passages in Tom Edge's screenplay (based on Peter Quilter's play). The nicest touch is a scene with a male couple (Andy Nyman and Daniel Cerqueira) get to spend a night hosting Judy in London. It's a warm human moment that also pays homage to Garland's relationship with the gay community (a status that she bequeathed to her daughter Liza). Zellweger delivers a strong performance that keeps JUDY moving along, if not always smoothly.


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