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Rene was outstanding but the movie is terribly weak - there are a few moments of brilliance ( one scene in particular that I don't want to spoilt) but overall I was terribly dissatisfied with the film. Was expecting more.
Loved the movie- engrossing throughout- an amazing performance by Rene- such a great movie- I loved Judy and was so happy the movie was excellent. the audience clapped at the end- rare for a movie.
Saw the film in a neighborhood theatre (Not from here). Sparsely filled, mostly elderly, several walked out after 30 minutes. I sympathized but stayed to the end. Mostly dour and unpleasant, but one witty line (deliberate) which was kind of lost in the bleakness. Spoiler? Someone looking out for Judy's best interests asked if she could do anything besides singing?
Loved Rene Zellweiger in it. She really pulled it off. Much better than End of the Rainbow which was tragic. I think this was more truthful See if for Zellweiger's performance. Uncanny. Some missteps for example: Lorna has blue eyes and the young lady who played her had brown eyes. The young Judy wasn't the best find but she was fine. Liza did not look like Liza. However they nailed Joey Luft!! See it. A stunning performance by Zellweiger And it wasn't tabloid trash the way I felt End o the Rainbow was.
darquegk said: "Well now, I'm not gonna talk about Judy. In fact, we're not gonna talk about Judy at all, we're gonna keep her out of it."Who do you think this is, there????
Ben_Platt_Out said: "I was fortunate enough to catch Tracie Bennett as Judy in Under the Rainbow. That play was awesome! It was all I needed."END OF THE RAINBOW. The playwright himself has said the film JUDY is based on fact unlike his play, which he states is pure fantasy. He was part of the film’s development and loves it.
Saw it tonight. Oh my the tears! I was so moved. Judy is the reason I love this world of show business in the first place. Zellweger really pulled it off beautifully!
TotallyEffed said: "darquegk said: "Well now, I'm not gonna talk about Judy. In fact, we're not gonna talk about Judy at all, we're gonna keep her out of it."Who do you think this is, there????"We live inside a dream.
Zellweiger gives s largely one-note performance, not much deepth or weight. What you see in the first 10 minutes is exactly the same thing you see for the next 90 minutes...,and not being a force of nature herself, her singing is at moments embarrassing especially when everyone around her is describing it as this rare god-given gift to the world.A slog of a film to endure.
Almira said: "Zellweiger gives s largely one-note performance, not much deepthor weight. What you see in the first 10 minutes is exactly the samething you see for the next 90 minutes...,and not being a force of nature herself, her singing is at moments embarrassing especially when everyone around her is describing it as this rare god-given gift to the world.A slog of a film to endure."At last, a voice of reason. While not as offensively bad as I imagined it to be, it doesn’t amount to much. The flashback scenes were particularly laughable, with the sinister, menacing figure of LB hovering over a young Judy in shadowy corners, delivering deliciously campy warnings before vaguely stroking her breast. This thin biopic will soon be forgotten, even if she undeservedly wins the Oscar. She is committed, but the writing and her barely adequate singing fail her.
I did not care for this film or Zellweger in it. The film is a meandering bore and I thought Zellweger, though she tried, failed to emanate the energy and showmanship Garland had, even in her final days. I also thought her performance was Zellweger-mannered at times rather than Garland-mannered. There is a difference. The persona was off-key, as was the film.
I understand why Liza and Lorna distance themselves from it.They did when the film first went into production and no one had any idea what tone the film would have. Due in part to the positive response the film is garnering, they both have changed their tune. They both now agree to not see the film as it would be painful to them though they are happy it is bringing attention to their mother’s memory to a new generation. Hate the film or not, there has been an obvious increase in interest of Judy Garland’s films and music catalog. YouTube views of her work has increased as well.
I feel like Zelwegger is easily winning an Oscar. So far Actress is less competitive than Actor this year and I feel like there are many scenes that traditionally Academy voters will love and immediately want to give her the Oscar especially the last scene.Personally I thought it was OK film with a great performance. I'm just talking Oscar chances.
The film is definitely increasing interest in Garland...As of right now, JUDY AT CARNEGIE HALL is ranking as follows on the Amazon charts:Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #291 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
And well it deserves to, as it's an amazing recording.
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