Fri, Mar 06

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Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center

Movie Night - "Judy" with Renee Zellweger

Oscar-winning actress Renée Zellweger, who after years off-screen is back, starring as Judy Garland struggling to make a career comeback in London as she battled addiction, in the new biopic "Judy."

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Movie Night - "Judy" with Renee Zellweger

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Mar 06, 2020, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center, 380 3rd St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA

About the event

With Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland, you can not only feel her and see her, but you forget Zellweger is even there at all. Like many great performances, you see the character and forget that there is even an actor. Watching her performance is like watching a cosmic display. Some things are just meant to happen.

The story covers her last gig in London. The film uses flashbacks in order for the audience to understand her character. While most of those around her only see a washed up star, who was just forty seven.

What the story lacks in structure, it makes up with warmth. While this is a softer portrait, it still feels authentic. It finds no purpose in portraying her issues with callousness. Instead the narrative depends on Garland trying to understand herself, while making poor choice after poor choice. If you know anything about Garland, you know where she is going... But what you may not know, is she how she arrived there. It is a deeply sentimental portrait of a brilliant mind and troubled heart.

There have been some cynics saying that "Only a fool would try to play Garland." Dare, I say, Zellweger just made a fool out of you. 

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