Judy Garland was a kind of tragic celebrity. A wonderful actress, singer, and person whose childhood abuses stayed with her throughout her whole life. Judy, is a tragic film. Every once in a while, there are glimpses of a great film somewhere in Judy. But then in the very next scene, they fail to deliver.

 

Renee Zellweger gives a fantastic performance, but she is the one carrying the film. Other actors were just unable to deliver in a meaningful way. The writing of the movie felt weak, leaving Zellweger little to really work with. Some sequences (especially the final sequence) were incredible. Others were incredibly bland. The disjointedness of quality made it very hard to really appreciate the film.

 

Judy could've been a great movie, with a little more polishing. Instead, it's just a good movie that left me feeling disappointed - longing for what could've been.