Judy

Judy

DVD - 2019
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Thirty years after rising to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. While preparing for the shows, Garland battles with management, reminisces with friends and adoring fans, and embarks on a whirlwind romance with soon-to-be fifth husband Mickey Deans, all while bravely struggling to overcome intensifying anxiety and physical decline.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, CA] : Lionsgate, [2019]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Alternative Title: End of the rainbow (Musical)

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CapelessBreton
Jan 15, 2020

Renee Zellweger is great, but emotionally, I felt pretty much nothing.

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jimg2000
Jan 15, 2020

Title card at the end of her signature song performance:
-Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) died 6 months after her London concerts She was 47.
(Note: Renée Zellweger's birth date: April 25, 1969)
-"A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others." -- The Wizard of Oz
-Songs performed by Renée Zellweger: By Myself, Over The Rainbow, The Trolley Song, Get Happy. For Once In My Life, Come Rain Or Come Shine and San Francisco.
(Note: Zellweger's performances in the 2002 musical Chicago as Roxie are good as well.)

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maipenrai
Jan 13, 2020

I think Renee Zellweger did an amazing job!! I had forgotten that she had such a great voice ( Roxy Hart in Chicago!). As for the film itself, I think it was average television fare. Kristi & Abby Tabby

ArapahoeSarah Jan 09, 2020

Renee earned a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Judy Garland in this film, which I think was quite well-deserved.

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cmarie20
Jan 09, 2020

Renee Zellweger is absolutely stunning. Such a tribute to Judy Garland. Hope her children liked it.

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winston16
Jan 04, 2020

Renee Z was amazing, no doubt about that. The fact that she sang live during the filming is even more remarkable. I wasn't a huge fan of the movie overall but it's definitely worth seeing and not only because it will be big throughout the awards season.

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smokee_0
Jan 03, 2020

The extra after the film has Zellweger interviewed as she appears normally - really brings home the remarkable transformation she made to Judy Garland. Good subtitles.

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mschuliger
Dec 30, 2019

Loved this heart-breaking movie. Renee Z's performance was wonderfully on point.

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angelcok1204
Dec 29, 2019

I loved it, I felt so sorry for Her. Awesome movie

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jimg2000
Jan 16, 2020

You have kids, Mickey?
-Uh, no. No, I don't.
Hmm. Well, you shouldn't. It's like living with your heart on the outside of your body. Find a hobby or something, like canasta or birdwatching.
-Well, I play piano, actually.
Oh, you do?
- Yeah. You play anything or you just sing?
Just sing?
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My entire childhood I must've slept five hours total. It's a wonder I learned to use cutlery, let alone play the violin.
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Oh, MGM put out all these stories about how I ate pizza like any other girl. They didn't let me have any pizza at all. Every lunchtime for a year, they had me eating Louis B. Mayer's chicken soup till I was thin enough to play Dorothy.
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This next one, it isn't a song about getting anywhere. It's about... walking toward somewhere that you've dreamed of. And maybe, maybe the walk... is every day of your life. And the walking has to be enough. It's about hope. And we all need that.

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jimg2000
Jan 16, 2020

I did 18 hours yesterday. I mean, I couldn't hardly remember my own name.
-Your name is Frances Gumm. You're a fat-ankled, snag-toothed rube from Grand Rapids. Your father was a faggot, and your mother only cares
about what I think of you. Now, do you remember who you are, Judy?
-I'm sorry if I slowed things down a little.
We like you loyal. You're the best friend. The girl next door. You're faithful.
- I'm sorry.
You sing from the heart, Judy. You know where the heart is?
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Two years ago. Tried to kill myself.
-That won't have helped your voice.
Hmm. Hepatitis as well.
-Look, do you take anything for depression?
Four husbands. Didn't work.
-I'd say you're underweight.
Well, you're flirting with me now.
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We can't have the world's greatest entertainer out here without a drink.
-Frank Sinatra's here?
Frank is great, but he is no Judy Garland. I bet it kills him.

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jimg2000
Jan 16, 2020

The opening spiel, P1 of 3:

What do you see beyond this wall? Picture it. You've got an imagination. Go ahead. What I see is a small town in the Midwest. Handful of churches.
Some places for the farmers to get drunk together. Maybe a salon for their wives to do their hair on the holidays. I visit these places. These are the people who send us our profits, who send us your wages. I make movies, Judy, but it's your job to give those people dreams. The economy's in the gutter, and they pay for you. And I'll tell you something else. In every one of those towns, believe me, there's a girl who's prettier than you. Maybe their nose is a little thinner at the bridge. They have better teeth than you. Or they're taller or they're slimmer. Only, you have something none of those pretty girls can ever have. You know what that is?
-No, sir.

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jimg2000
Jan 16, 2020

The opening spiel, P2 of 3:

You have that voice. It'll maybe take you to Oz, someplace none of those pretty girls can ever go. Still, I'm told you're unhappy.
-Well, no, sir, not unhappy. I'd just maybe like a little more time.
Time? For what?
-I don't know. Maybe to go to the pictures like those other girls do.
The thing is, those other girls will grow up to be cashiers and farmers' wives and elementary school teachers. And they'll see their skins roughed up through housework. Is that what you want, Judy? To be just a housewife? To be just a mother?

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jimg2000
Jan 16, 2020

The opening spiel, P3 of 3:
Out there, you'd have to put away that voice of yours. Forget it exists. But here, with us, with your family, that voice will make you a million dollars before you're 20. Those average kids, they're all loved, in their way. I can see how you may be drawn to it, from time to time. Their small lives. Not too dangerous. Not too exciting. They're where they belong. And maybe you feel like you're like them. But really, you're not. You live in another world entirely. They just look like you. But if you truly wanna go join them, it's your decision. We'll shake hands and you can walk through our gates. I guarantee it's all there, the rest of America, just waiting to swallow you up and forget all about you. Like a raindrop falling into the Pacific.

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