Judy: Buzzy Oscar Movies–Renee Zelwegger in the Biopic of Iconic and Tragic Judy Garland

Roadside Attractions
Director: Rupert Goold

Cast: Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Gaia Weiss, Finn Wittrock, Michael Gambon

In the winter of 1969, after running out of money and opportunities in Hollywood, Judy Garland performed a series of concerts in London, to mixed reviews. On some nights, she sparkled like Dorothy. On others, she could barely stand on stage, because she’d drunk so much. In “Judy,”

Renee Zellweger, coming out of her own self-imposed exile from making movies, portrays the iconic star of the 1939 musical The Wizard of Oz during the final months of her life.

Judging by the exciting response at Telluride, Renee Zellweger,  who proved her performing chops in the 2002 Oscar winning musical Chicago, could be earning her second Oscar; her first was Supporting Oscar in the 2003 terrible movie

World premiering at Telluride Fest and playing at Toronto Fest this week, Judy will be released by the estimable company Roadside Attractions on September 27.