Biopic directed by : Rupert Goold, writing credits : Tom Edge, production : 20th Century Fox, BBC Film, Calamity Films, Pathé, Roadside Attractions, LD Entertainment, cinematography : Ole Brait Birkeland, film editing : Melanie Oliver, music : Gabriel Yared, cast : Renée Zellweger, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon, Finn Wittrock, Richard Cordery, Jessie Buckley, ..., (2019), 118 mn.
The film director Rupert Goold deals with the last years of the American star Judy Garland when she performs at the end of the 1960's in London music hall. "Judy" show us the other side of the ruthless Hollywood world. Judy Garland begins playing when she was a teenager. For staying always at the top and also following the orders of the MGM president Louis B Mayer she must keep to a diet. She will take some medecines and drugs under the watch of a studio assistant. "The Wizzard of Oz" movie brings celebrity to Judy but she doesn't protect herself from the Hollywood system who will break her. The drug addiction disturbs her performance in movies making, makes her angry all the time and arouses her several times killing herself. The personnal life of Judy Garland is leaded by failure and she has lost the custody of her two children living with their father in L.A. Her elder daughter Liza Minnelli becomes at this time her career as singer. This fall is stopped when Judy plays in several TV shows during the 1950's like The Judy Garland show with ratings but new stars arrive and everything seems to be over for Judy. Ruined she must sing in a London music hall before going out. The actress Renée Zellweger known for "Bridget Jones" has transformed herself for performing as Judy Garland. She admit liking Judy but notices that the big Judy mistake was to be so naïve. Today the #MeToo movment and some laws protect better the actresses.