Renee Zellweger. WHAT. A. PERFORMANCE. From the way she plays the role of Judy Garland and tackles all the emotions that comes with it, plus the fact she did a splendid job singing all the songs, Renee Zellweger absolutely deserves all the recognition and awards that comes from this.
The whole film sinks or swims purely on Renee Zellweger. She made this movie. You watch this movie for her.
Renee Zellweger gets a lot of great lines to say in this film. You’ll either shed a tear, or be entertained, by some of the things she says here.
I’d like to also give praise to her supporting cast, from Darci Shaw as young Judy, Jessie Buckley as Rosalyn Wilder, Finn Wittrock as Mickey Deans, and many more. Excellent cast all around.
While the premise and the plot progression is generally a familiar affair, it’s easy to just get sucked in to the story anyway.
That ending scene. Cliche or predictable, whatever, I was emotionally hooked. One of the highlights of the movie, if not THE highlight.
There are several memorable scenes that will either break your heart, or put a smile on your face.
It’s a generally straightforward biopic drama, which comes with all the usual plot tropes you expect.
There’s a simplicity to the production design that can make you think like this could have been a straight to home video release.
I have to just acknowledged that some of the more emotionally moving moments in the movie felt a bit contrived.
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