We’ve posted about Renée Zellweger as Judy before and she got mixed reactions. And that’s putting it nicely.
To set the scene: It’s winter 1968 and 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 world’s greatest entertainer.”
Those are some big high heels to fill. Can she pull it off? Will this be her Star Is Born moment or a Mommie Dearest career killer?