Judy is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Rupert Goold and produced by David Livingstone. The screenplay was written by Tom Edge and is based on the novel ‘End of the Rainbow‘ by Peter Quilter.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains substance abuse, thematic content and some strong language)
Run Time: 1h 58min
Release Date: September 27, 2019 (USA)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Director: Rupert Goold
Studio: LD Entertainment & Roadside Attractions and 20th Century Fox
Budget: $18 Million
Box Office: $39.8 Million
Judy stars Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon, Richard Cordery, Royce Pierreson, Darci Shaw, Andy Nyman, Bella Ramsey, Gemma-Leah Devereux, John Dagliesh and Lucy Russell.
Judy is the biographical story of famous American singer and actress Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger / Darci Shaw) and follows her career during the last year of her life when she relocated her stage career to England.
Garland tentatively accepted the invitation of the London impresario, Bernard Delfont (Michael Gambon), to perform a five-week-long series of concerts at the at the Talk of the Town nightclub in London in the winter of 1968. While there she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans (Finn Wittrock), her soon-to-be fifth husband.
Sadly, her efforts eventually stop making progress and even start to worsen due to health issues. Dangerous long-standing habits push the beloved performer to her breaking point, threatening her chance for success. Will she be able to overcome the demons of her past?
“Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland
“If I’m such a legend, then why am I so lonely? Let me tell you, legends are all very well if you’ve got somebody around who loves you.” – Judy Garland
“I just want what everybody wants. I just seem to have a harder time getting it.” – Judy Garland
“Do you take anything for depression?” – Doctor
“Four husbands. Didn’t work.” – Judy Garland
Official Movie Trailer
Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland
Jessie Buckley as Rosalyn Wilder
Finn Wittrock as Mickey Deans
Rufus Sewell as Sid Luft
Michael Gambon as Bernard Delfont
Richard Cordery as Louis B. Mayer
Royce Pierreson as Burt Rhodes
Darci Shaw as Young Judy
Andy Nyman as Dan
Bella Ramsey as Lorna Luft
Gemma-Leah Devereux as Liza Minneli
John Dagliesh as Lonnie Donegan
Lucy Russell as Publicist