Judy

Judy, 7.9/10, is an insight into the curtain closing chapters of the legendary performer Judy Garland’s life. Focusing on her sold-out shows in London in 1968, the cinematic audience is given the opportunity to find out who Judy was outside of the one hour performance.

And oh boy! What a life that was. This is another example of what happens to young stars when they enter Hollywood. Judy Garland was chewed up and spat out by the industry but in order to be with her children, the show must go on.

With this biopic, I found it very difficult not separate Renèe Zellweger from the character but that isn’t to discredit her remarkable theatrical performance. She carries the weight of Judy’s years of childhood trauma behind her eyes astonishingly. I felt immersed in the film completely and toe tapped along to every musical number all the way up to an emotional finale.

Director: #rupertgoold

Starting: #reneezellweger #jessiebuckley #finnwittrock

Picture: 8/10

Sound: 8/10

Narrative: 7.5/10

Acting: 8/10

Originality: 8/10

Entertainment (of its genre): 8/10

Overall rating….. 7.9/10

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