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, California : Lionsgate, [2019]
ISBN: 9786318008082
631800808X
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372/JUDY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 119 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Nov 07, 2020

This was the best movie I have seen from beginning to end in many years.

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Raynam
Oct 07, 2020

Zellweger did best she could with what little of Judy Garland that was left.Really Zellweger didn't deserve Academy award for this movie.Judy was destroyed physically and mentally by this time in her life.To exploit what was left of her,the last five weeks of her life,was very cruel and inhuman,just for the reason to make more money.I will give 1 star because I like Zellweger. I truly will not recommend anyone,watches, due to depressive ,emotional levels and sorrow.

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Halloweenlib
Oct 05, 2020

This 2019 DVD movie "JUDY" is no better than an AVERAGE Movie.
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From the DVD Cover Picture ... (The Legend behind the Rainbow)
I saw SHORT CLIPS of Young Judy (portrayed by DARCI SHAW), never saw Teenage Judy, and Old Judy (portrayed by RENE ZELLWEGER).
The beginning of this movie, BBC Films showed a brief picture of the Yellow-Brick-Road.
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Mainly the majority of this 1hr 58min DVD movie, Judy Garland is either taking drugs to overcome anxiety (OR) under influence of alcohol as she declined in her Stage Performances.
Mostly throughout this Movie Production, Judy is super-skinny (as in the case of Anorexia), which was distrubing.
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The REMAINING Movie was focused upon the Executive Assistant (JESSIE BUCKLEY), trying to get Judy Garland ready for the next night in LONDON (U.K.) and the TALK OF THE TOWN performances.
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I was hoping to see BETTER BONUS FEATURES from "WIZARD OF OZ", which were NOT AVAILABLE on this DVD.
[IN MY OPINION] This 2019 DVD MOVIE = 3-Stars Rating.

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movie20
Oct 04, 2020

A good performance by Renee. Its about the end of Judys life, with flashbacks into her young years as a contract player. A sad life.

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SAPL454
Oct 02, 2020

"Judy! Judy! July!" Accolades from Gary Grant and others, including me, for this fantastic singer!

JCLBetM Sep 24, 2020

Definitely a sad film, but the way they chose to tell the story was interesting -- stitching moments from the beginning of her career into her final days. Zellweger does an excellent job taking on the role--and even though it can be risky to not dub such an icon voice, I think it gave the movie more heart having Zellweger sing herself (some moments she nails it). The hope in the movie is extremely fragile, but it keeps showing up; and for that wavering glimpse alone, this film is worth watching.

loonylovesgood Sep 10, 2020

Renee Zellweger is amazing in this! Great acting and portrayal of a tragic life.

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BlueHippo
Sep 08, 2020

The film did not really do a good job of telling the story of the life of Judy Garland. However, being old enough to actually remember Judy, I can tell you that the. Performance of Renee Zellwinger is spot on and amazing. Kudos to the make up, hair, and costume artists!

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richmole
Aug 22, 2020

You can number on your fingers the pre-1960s movie stars whose bio-pics might be big box-office in 2019. I had doubts even Judy Garland would be in that number. I'm in my 70s now, so I recall--my amazement when LP records captured the raving adulation of fans experiencing Judy's late 50s and 1960s concerts. This movie reflects some of that adulation. Millennials will likely be as mystified as I was back then.

She was dismissed as a "has-been" until she got on that stage, and then wham! What was it? More than nostalgia. More than "love the underdog". Was it suspense (as in, "Will she actually make onto the stage and do a show tonight?") Or was it sheer, magnetic talent? All of the above, in various measures.

But the success of stage-show-turned stage-play-cum-movie, Judy, is due to Renee Zellweger's portrayal--on- and off-stage. No lip-syncing, folks, that's Zellweger herself belting out those songs in front of real audiences. that's really Renee belting it out before live audiences. Empathy, perhaps? Might be. Zellweger's career's had its ups and downs, too. That she came back from a self-imposed 6-yr. exile is almost as miraculous as Garland's "come-backs."

A story so sad, and an individual so tragic, watching to the end would be an act of morbid fascination...if not for the Oscar winning performance by Zellweger.

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gloria1_0
Aug 17, 2020

JUDY: Was insult to injury, to the name and legacy of the brilliant, beautiful, gifted... used and exploited Judy Garland. People who don't have talent, use, exploit and profit from the talent of those who do, to their demise!
This was one of the worst films I have ever seen, impossible to watch from beginning, which was awful to the end. This film was suppose to be about the beautiful Judy, not renee.
Judy was 47 when she, used up and disgarded died, reminds me of another beautiful Star, Whitney Houston. Informative only, about evil human beings.

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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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