Just because you’re rich, talented and famous, that doesn’t mean your life is easier… right? That’s what the 1% keep telling us, though as someone who doesn’t fall into any of those categories I wouldn’t mind getting my own opportunity to prove that notion wrong. In the trailer for the upcoming Judy Garland biopic, it appears that Renee Zellweger is having a hard time trying to balance her personal successes with the hardships of life as the iconic actress of stage and screen.
Based on Peter Quilter’s Tony-nominated play End of the Rainbow, a screenplay from Tom Edge and direction by Rupert Goold, Judy looks to shine a light on the bright talent that was Judy Garland and showcase not just her remarkable performing talent but many of the pitfalls she faced along the way to silver screen success. Biopics are a regular go-to when it comes to big award movies and no doubt this one of those films that are looking to be up for awards at the start of next year.
This film certainly looks to cover a lot of emotional territory as it shows Garland’s whirlwind romance with her soon to be fifth and final husband, Mickey Deans (Finn Wittrock), her mental and physical health problems, attempts to spend more time with her young children, battles with her management and the toll that more than thirty years in the limelight took on her life in general. It’s all territory that Zellweger looks more than comfortable traversing as she really appears to be owning this role as the film legend.
Biopics, while often showcasing the best out of actors, can tend to be a little generic, but this movie with its combination of heart-wrenching drama and musical performances could buck the trend and possibly offer something beyond the norm when it releases later this year.
Last Updated: July 9, 2019