(May 19, 2019) Original
(July 14, 2019) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2)
September 27, 2019
From IMDb: “Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.”
Poster Rating: C+ / C
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Review: (#1) That white background is distracting, as is the floral print dress. The glittery golden title is fitting, but also a bit tacky.
(#2) While the prior design hinted at black-and-white, this one achieves it, using the ruby red of the title to symbolize Judy Garland’s legendary slippers. That doesn’t give the film much depth or excitement, though.
Trailer Rating: B- / B
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Review: (#1) There isn’t enough here to rush to judgement, but as a first glimpse, Renée Zellweger appears to have the right mannerisms to astound as the legendary Judy Garland. We’ll see how it works out.
(#2) Getting a bit more of her singing helps put is in her orbit, but it’s the expansion of the narrative and an idea of what type of character study this will be that should enchant any fan of Judy Garland or of Hollywood in general.
The film’s quality may be in question and its Oscar chances are unfathomable right now, but based on the first trailer, Oscar winner Renée Zellweger may well be back in the competition this year for Best Actress.