Judy - The GBY

We saw Judy at the Elgin theater on day 7 of TIFF 2019.  Renée Zellweger does a good job portraying Judy Garland during a little-known time in the star’s life.  They do a nice job of interleaving vignettes of her early life.  They reveal her struggle between being a star and being “just a girl”.  Her lifelong fight with pills and food is painfully depicted.   The constant search for someone to take care of her is also heartbreaking.  The pace is a little slow, but it is nice to hear her music again.

Our Rating for “Judy”

3.5 Cupcakes - The GBY

Official Trailer for “Judy”:

Official Synopsis for “Judy”:

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

“Judy” Q&A TIFF 2019


Principal Cast Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley (Beast), Finn Wittrock (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Director Rupert Goold
Screenwriter Tom Edge
Cinematographer Ole Bratt Birkeland (American Animals)
Editor Melanie Oliver
 Production Companies BBC Films, Pathe, Calamity Films
Run Time 118 minutes
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Premier TIFF 2019

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