Judy Garland: The legend behind the rainbow.
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at “The Talk of the Town.” It’s 30 years since she shot to global stardom in ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ but, while her voice may have weakened, its dramatic intensity has grown.
As she prepares for the show, charms musicians, battles with management, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be-fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”
Based on End of the Rainbow (play) by Peter Quilter.
FPB Classification: 13 D L V
Genre: Biopic, Drama, Musical, Romance
Running Time: 118
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon
Director: Rupert Goold
Music: Gabriel Yared