Judy is a Great Movie About a Sad Time
Rupert Goold directs Judy, a tenderly sad movie—because what other kind of Judy Garland movie can there be?—with a masterful performance by Renee Zellweger. This movie got me thinking about what we expect of our performers—is it not enough to have the amazing singing voice?*—and how hard it is to reconcile those expectations with real life. This is also a film that captures the 60’s quite nicely, and not with the usual cliches.
The verdict: Recommended
Where watched: Laurelhurst Theater
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*The answer was no when Judy Garland was a girl, and is still no today.
Favorite IMDB trivia item:
Renée Zellweger was born the same year that Judy Garland died: 1969.
- What’s your favorite Judy Garland performance?
- What’s your favorite Renee Zellwiger performance?
- What does a performer owe the audience, aside from the performance?