Il prossimo film in lingua originale è Judy, in programma al Cinema centrale lunedì 3 febbraio alle ore 19.20.
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Judy is a 2019 bio-musical drama film about American singer and actress Judy Garland. Directed by Rupert Goold, it is an adaptation of the play End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter. The film stars Renée Zellweger as Garland, with Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, and Michael Gambon in supporting roles.
The film focuses on the late 1960s, when legendary singer/actress Judy Garland relocated her stage career to Britain.
Critics praised the film and Zellweger’s performance, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award. She also received nominations for the British Academy Film Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Judy Garland: the legend behind the rainbow.
The film opens with 14-year-old Judy Garland on the set of The Wizard of Oz’ in 1939. Her studio manager, Louis B Mayer, tells Judy that there are plenty of girls that are prettier than her, but that she has a gift other girls do not have, i.e. the ability that her voice has to reach someone’s heart. Judy’s talent at singing is nearly unmatched while she is able to surpass the success of Shirley Temple as a Hollywood child star.
The scene dissolves to 1968; Judy is shown in her forties, performing with her two children Lorna Luft and Joey Luft. Later, Judy and her son and daughter try to check into their hotel, but are turned away for previous non-payment. Because of this, Judy is forced to take them to their father’s home, her third ex-husband, Sidney Luft. At Luft’s home, Sid and Judy argue about what is best for the children. Judy, as their mother, expects them to be with her. Sid explains that what the children need is stability.
Judy’s manager explains that without money in the bank, she is unable to provide and support her children. He then suggests that if she went to London, she would be greeted with open arms. Judy argues that she has to stay in the states with her kids, but is confronted with the reality of her situation. Judy thus decides to embark for the UK, leaving her two children with Luft.
In the UK, substance abuse issues keep her from performing reliably on stage. Judy is late to her London première, although her performance is excellent. Her fans are enthusiastic.
After working for most of her life, she is exhausted, haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood, and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids…
Did you know?
Renée Zellweger spent a year training with vocal coach Eric Vetro before shooting began, then rehearsed with Musical Director Matt Dunkley for four months to master her vocals.