Judy (12A)

Date and time
Fri 9th April 2021 at 7:30pm

Audience Reaction: 74.1%

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2019 ( USA | UK ) ( Biography, Drama, Romance )

DIRECTOR: Rupert Goold
STARRING: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock

Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger), age 46, is past her prime. That’s what she’s been told and what she mostly believes. A single mother in LA, she’s drowning in bills, pills and booze. To make ends meet, she leaves her children with their father (Rufus Sewell) and signs up for a series of shows in a London nightclub. The boss of Talk of the Town (Michael Gambon) eyes her warily as does his assistant (Jessie Buckley). They can see she’s a casualty. Will they be able to patch her up so the show can go on?
This movie is about that troubled period in 1969: a defiant last stand in full view of her passionately supportive fans. It was Judy’s emotional Alamo in the face of parasitic husbands, spiteful press and misogynist showbiz overlords – beginning with studio chief Louis B Mayer, who ruined her childhood on the yellow brick road to stardom.

Judy captures the waning days of a beloved performer with clear-eyed compassion. Renée Zellweger won an Oscar for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role’ for her deeply committed performance,

(1hr 58min)

Tickets on sale 27th March 2021