JUDY opens nationwide September 27th, 2019
JUDY the movie takes place in 1968, the year before Garland’s death, and focuses on her final series of concerts in London. A full 30 years following her performance of Dorothy in the Wizard Of Oz, there is a lot to unpack in the Judy movie. The Wizard Of Oz legend, the young girl forced to adhere to old Hollywood rules by studio executives, the unknown financial security of a Hollywood starlet, the single mother fighting to be with her kids. The dark and tragic side of Hollywood fairy tales.
It’s impossible to escape how Rene Zellweger, the actor, literally melts in front of your eyes into Judy Garland the Icon. Yes, of course, there’s makeup, facial prosthetics and costumes and all that, but she literally becomes Judy Garland, so much so that your brain can’t distinguish the transition. While hardly an expert of Judy Garland (she died before I was born, I know her only from her legend and her movies) Renee’s performance is the highlight of the film, she kills it. She sings Garland’s songs herself. (Remember her singing in Chicago? She can sing!)
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JUDY is not appropriate for children. The storyline leans heavily on Garland’s addiction to pills and alcohol abuse.
|Official Synopsis – JUDY
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend 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 voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”
Directed by Rupert Goold Written by Tom Edge Starring Renée Zellweger Jessie Buckley Finn Wittrock Rufus Sewell Michael Gambon
Where To See JUDY in South Florida
Miami: Regal South Beach 18, AMC Sunset Place 24 Theatres, CMX Brickell City Center 10, Silverspot Miami at Met Square Cinemas Miami, AMC Aventura Mall 24
Broward: The Classic Gateway 4 Fort Lauderdale, Paradise 24 Davie,
W. Palm Beach: Cinemark Palace 20 Boca Raton, Living Room Theaters Boca Raton, Regal Shadowood 16 Boca Raton, Movies of Delray 5, Movies of Lake Worth, Boynton Beach 14 Boynton Beach, Downtown at the Mall Gardens Palm 16, Royal Palm Beach 18, Cinepolis Jupiter 14 Jupiter, Regal Treasure Coast Mall 16 Jensen Beach