Director Rupert Goold, UK, 2019, 1hr 58mins
Renée Zellweger, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell
Zellweger is phenomenally good in the title role of this raw portrait of Garland at the end of her career. Set in 1968, 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charming musicians and reminisces with friends her wit and warmth shine through.
Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of ‘the world's greatest entertainer’.
‘…it grabs you by the heart and demands adoration.’ **** The Guardian