Judy Garland was a captivating performer.
Only a captivating performance would do justice to the telling of her story.
Renee Zellweger serves up a memorable portrayal in “Judy”.
Judy chronicles the waning days of Garland’s life as she performs a series of shows at The Talk Of The Town nightclub in London, England. She is desperate to make money in order to secure custody of her two youngest children, Lorna and Joey. There are flashbacks to her years as a child star in Hollywood.
This movie depicts a legendary performer who seeks and usually finds the love she needs on a spotlit stage while struggling off stage to combat the disappointments and chemical dependency which have complicated her everyday life.
Zellweger will have you pulling for Judy despite her self destructive tendencies.
This is a good movie made better by a great performance.
If you’re a fan of old Hollywood or someone who’s always been intrigued by Judy from Grand Rapids, Minnesota, you should see “Judy”.
Zellweger’s motion picture resume is chock full of quirky and highly praised performances including Bridget Jone’s Diary, Jerry Maguire, Chicago, Cinderella Man and Cold Mountain for which she was awarded the Oscar for best supporting actress.