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5.6
/10
274 Ratings

Judy

Directed by Rupert Goold
United Kingdom, 2019
Biography, Music, Drama

Synopsis

Winter 1968: Showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. But Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by a childhood lost to Hollywood. Will she have the strength to go on?

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Judy Directed by Rupert Goold

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2020 | Winner: Best Actress in Leading Role

2020 | Nominee: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Independent Spirit Awards

2020 | Winner: Best Female Lead

Zellweger finds the tragedy of Garland’s life in odd moments—staring at a pretty slice of cake she is afraid to eat, turning the plate around.
February 07, 2020
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Without Zellweger, the result might have been a trudge, or an embarrassing mess, but her performance fills it to the brim with nuance and narrative purpose, and if that’s not enough, she sings that huge, heartbreaking repertoire with all the knobs turned up to 11.
September 12, 2019
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The force and feeling of Garland’s singing were her power and triumph. Zellweger and her colleagues make us respect that honesty.
September 27, 2019
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