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DIRECTOR Rupert Goold
CAST Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon
Renée Zellweger is phenomenally good in this captivating account of Judy Garland’s final London concert run.
Winter 1968 and Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to fame in The Wizard of Oz and she is now in her sad final months – broke, anxious, drunk, but still a star. Renée Zellweger is extraordinary in the role, capturing Judy’s pain and charisma with equal aplomb. No matter how well you know ‘Over the Rainbow’, you may never hear it sung as heartbreakingly as she sings it here.
(2019 UK 118 mins)
This is Renée Zellweger’s Judy. It doesn’t belong to Rupert Goold, its director. Nor does it belong to Tom Edge, its screenwriter. It’s a performance of such overwhelming force that it wrests authorship from every other hand that guided the film’s creation. Zellweger is magnetic as Judy Garland, depicted in the final years of her life … [The film] is happy to let Zellweger take centre stage. Thank god, because it’s the performance of a lifetime. Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent
BBFC advice: Contains scenes of drug misuse and infrequent strong language
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