Judy is a 2019 British-American biographical drama film about the life of American actress and singer Judy Garland in 1969, as she arrives in London for a run of sell-out concerts at the Talk of the Town. Directed by Rupert Goold, it is an adaptation of the Olivier and Tony-nominated West End and Broadway play End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter. The film stars Renée Zellweger as Garland, with Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell and Michael Gambon in supporting roles.
The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on 30 August 2019 and is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on 27 September 2019 and in the United Kingdom on 2 October 2019. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, who lauded Zellweger’s performance.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 88% based on 60 reviews, with an average rating of 6.84/10. The website’s critical consensus reads: “Led by a deeply committed performance from Renée Zellweger, Judy captures the waning days of a beloved performer with clear-eyed compassion.”
Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 64 out of 100, based on 20 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
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