Judy
Director: 
Rupert Goold
Year: 
2019
Rating: 
PG-13
Run Time: 
118 mins
Cast: 
Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock

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.”

"If there was ever a film that screamed Best Actress Oscar-bait, it’s 'Judy.' But damn, Renée Zellweger is absolutely fantastic in this role, and absolutely deserves Best Actress honors. Yes, I know the year’s not over yet, but the bar is set high" - Film Threat

"Director Rupert Goold and resurgent star Renée Zellweger have pulled off something unusual and affecting in 'Judy:' a biographical portrait in which performer and subject meet halfway, illuminating something of each other in the process." - Variety

"Somehow, through the alchemy of acting and makeup and lighting and costuming, all traces of Zellweger are erased, and only Judy remains." - The Wrap

"Things as subtle as how Garland pronounces the word “wonderful” are not missed by the exacting Zellweger, who has brought the legend to vivid, full-color life. Even if she can’t quite match the beauty of that famous voice, Zellweger captures the spirit of how Garland sang." - The Wrap