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Led by a deeply committed performance from Renée Zellweger, Judy captures the waning days of a beloved performer with clear-eyed compassion.



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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 world's greatest entertainer."


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  • No matter how well you know "Over the Rainbow," you may never hear it as heartbreakingly performed as Zellweger sings it here.

    Sep 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Renée Zellweger wasn't the obvious choice to play the late Judy Garland, the joyful Wizard of Oz ingénue turned adult captive of addiction and anxiety, but she makes it seem like there's no place like her home.

    Sep 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • This is one of those solo turns where the star performance matters more than the story, and Renee Zellweger, playing the legendary singer Judy Garland in her sad last months - broke, anxious, drunk, rueful, but still in it - gives it everything she's got.

    Sep 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Singing in her own voice, body hunched and eyes squinting against the light, [Renée Zellweger] summons up the desperate fervor of a woman who has lived most of her life on parallel starvation diets, one lacking for food and the other for love.

    Sep 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Zellweger... subsumes herself completely in the role, without ever tipping over into some kind of gestural Judy drag.

    Sep 5, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Garland's legacy may be tricky to recreate, her legacy perhaps too large for any biopic to contain, but the music speaks for itself.

    Sep 3, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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