Opinions on new Judy Garland film, Judy, with Renée (Renee ) Zellweger

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Lawrence Schulman, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. LilyMarz

    LilyMarz Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL
    Wow. Judy Davis was so great in the TV mini series that I couldn't imagine anyone else capturing the right spirit, but the trailer looks promising. Renee's got her gestures down and I was pleasantly surprised by the voice. Even though Judy was nowhere near her best at the end of her life, still not easy to come close. Best voice ever.
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  2. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

    I thought the great, Judy Davis, had portrayed Judy Garland & done an incredible job! But, I wasn't sure; I'd thought, no, maybe I was getting confused w/Lucille Ball - but, that was Frances Fisher; also terrific! (Lucy And Desi - Before The Laughter) - Which is also going to be another bio, redone w/Cate Blanchett playing Lucille Ball. Looks like it will air on Amazon Prime; no date set. (Both Judy Davis & Cate Blanchett=Australian actresses.)
    I do like Renee Zellweger &, from trailer, this looks to be fantastic, too! She's wonderful in the series "What If". (Have watched 3 Episodes, so far.) :):thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    What/If with Renée Zellweger | Official Trailer | Netflix
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  3. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    There was a play by Jim Cartwright, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, that starred a woman by the name of Jane Horrocks.

    It was written around her because of her real life talent for impersonating famous female performers, including Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and Billie Holliday.

    In 1998, it was made into a movie by the name of Little Voice.

    It has a excellent cast, which includes Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine and Ewan McGregor.


    Here is a YouTube video clip.

    She does an excellent Judy Garland.

    Looking forward to seeing Renee!
  4. GillyT

    GillyT Forum Resident

    Wellies, N.Z
    Fabulous performance from Judy Davis.
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  5. varispeed

    varispeed what if?

    Los Angeles Ca
    I've always seen Anne Hathaway as the one who should do Judy.
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  6. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Never gave it a thought, but I believe that you are correct, she has both the look and the voice for the part.
  7. dead of night

    dead of night Forum Resident

    Northern Va, usa
    Who will play Toto?
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  8. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    She'll ALWAYS be BUBBLE, to me!
  9. pghmusiclover

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  10. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident

    Renee and Sam Smith sing "Get Happy":

  11. ' Me and My Shadow '---I enjoyed it . It was better than I thought it would be for a tv-movie because they can be really blah sometimes.
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  12. easyge

    easyge Forum Resident

    Sioux Falls, SD
    Renee was just on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She is really charming. The clip they played really showed her acting abilities. She seems so natural playing Judy. I will be seeing this.
  13. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    Sure my wife will want to see this.
  14. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident

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  16. SandAndGlass

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  17. antoniod

    antoniod Forum Resident

    But was the Woman who was her "overseer" at MGM that much of a bitch? Did Judy really grab a hamburger and stuff it in her mouth in front of the cameras, or jump into a studio tank during a fake birthday party? And the actress playing young Judy didn't look or sound(or even act)anything like her. My favorite thing in the film was her two "stage door Johnny" Gay fans who Judy winds up making scrambled eggs for. I like Jessie Buckley, who played the title role in WILD ROSE.
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  18. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    I will rewatch the Judy davis one she really nailed .
  19. antoniod

    antoniod Forum Resident

    I mean, they made her MGM years look like one unrelieved hell, and I'm sure they weren't.
  20. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident

    Renee really is stunning as Judy, and her singing is also top notch!

    The Judy Davis TV movie was another excellent portrayal.

    There can be more than one version of a famous person’s life story...
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  21. tennesseeborder

    tennesseeborder Forum Resident

    Chuckey, Tn
    I heard a review/critique on the radio, and I'm looking forward to seeing this
  22. Yayastone

    Yayastone Forum Resident

    Monterey, CA.
    I wanna see this..
    just checked IMDb and the reviews looked favorable
  23. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Behind the scenes, she, along with Mickey Rooney, were just there to be used by him.
  24. Torontotom

    Torontotom Forum Resident

    Saw this on Saturday and Renee was absolutely spectacular. She was really wonderful.

    I also love Judy Davis' portrayal but Renee's performance is truly special.

    Very heartfelt, intimate and nuanced.
  25. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident

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