Judy

Release Date: September 27th, 2019

PG-13 |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of the worlds greatest entertainer.

Cast: Rufus Sewell , Michael Gambon , Finn Wittrock , Jessie Buckley , Renée Zellwegger

Director: Rupert Goold

Genres: Biography , Drama , History , Musical , Romance

Production Co: BBC Films,Pathé,Calamity Films,Ingenious Media,

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    Judy is three-quarters of a good movie that would have been even better if it trusted the urgency of the last act of Garland’s life — and the brilliance of Zellweger’s performance. show more

  • 70
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Renee Zellweger gives the performance of her career in a film which is certainly an awards-friendly biopic, but strikes a darker, more maudlin note than expected. show more

  • 70
    K. Austin CollinsVanity Fair

    I admire Zellwegger’s performance most of all for risking outright broadness, even badness, to chip away at the truths of the star’s persona. Frankly, it’s a performance that threatens to fly free of the movie enclosing it, which is well-made but not nearly as compulsively odd as its star. show more

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