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Oscar winner Renée Zellweger delivers a note-perfect performance as Judy Garland during the last year of her life, in Rupert Goold’s moving adaptation of the stage play End of the Rainbow. As Judy begins, the child star of The Wizard of Oz and ingenue of A Star is Born is now middle-aged, homeless, broke, embroiled in a custody battle, and all but blacklisted in Hollywood. In a bid to regain some control of her career, she accepts a residency at a London theatre. She refuses to rehearse and, crippled by anxiety, insomnia, and alcoholism, can barely make it to the stage opening night. But once there, in the spotlight, before an eager audience, microphone in hand and a crackerjack band at the ready, she’s suddenly at home. And it’s magic.
Zellweger captures Judy’s pain and impossible charisma with equal aplomb as the film chronicles the Hollywood icon’s onstage triumphs and catastrophes, her whirlwind marriage to the opportunistic Mickey Deans (Finn Wittrock), and her touching friendship with a gay couple who adore her.
*Golden Globe winner for Best Actress; Academy Award®-nominated for Best Actress and Makeup and Hairstyling.
Director Rupert Goold | 2019 | In English | 118 minutes | PG-13 (for substance abuse, thematic content, some strong language, and smoking) | DCP