Directed by the renowned British stage director Rupert Goold and adapted from the Olivier and Tony-nominated play by Peter Quilter, Judy is set in , when Garland, 46, broke, fraught, separated from her children, did a run of shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub in London. Garland is depicted drinking, pill-popping, impetuously getting married, hanging out with gay fans, sometimes wowing audiences, other times getting booed. The slightly wild stare that begs you to look at her, but also implores you to look away. Zellweger even sings in character — live! A climactic hoarse rendition of Over the Rainbow is particularly poignant.
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As she heads inside for more supplies — bottles of turmeric juice, tea, and more fancy water — a young dude a couple of tables away leans over. They are earnest in the extreme and seem not the least bit starstruck, which makes me think they have no idea who she is — just some nice lady in Capri tights and running shoes with a voluminous scarf draped around her neck. It was important, that time. For a long time, Zellweger had anything but a quiet life. Or maybe the Bridget Jones movies of the early aughts, which further solidified her image as a relatable Everywoman but which also turned her into tabloid prey right at the moment when newsstands began to look like Warhol installations, giant checkerboards of the same woman on the cover of every magazine, from Us and InTouch to Vogue and Elle. Who could look away from a star gaining and losing weight for a role in plain sight? Zellweger dated rock stars and movie stars and was a genuinely fascinating creature of that last great Hollywood moment before it all became one big smelly sweat sock of adolescent-boy entertainment.
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She is the recipient of numerous accolades , including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. Zellweger was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world by and was named Hasty Pudding 's Woman of the Year in She subsequently earned early acclaim with her appearance in Empire Records and gained wider recognition for her role in Jerry Maguire