Life with Judy Garland: Me and My ShadowsDirector: Robert Allan Ackerman, Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie
From her gradual ascent to stardom in the 1930s to her death from a drug overdose at age 47 in 1969, former vaudeville baby Frances Ethel Gumm, aka Judy Garland, endured a string of personal and career ups and downs that continues to color her reputation as an icon whose tragedies outweighed her triumphs. This TV biopic, based on the first half of daughter Lorna Luft's book Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir, attempts to humanize Garland's legend by presenting the singer/actress' story from an insider's point of view. Tammy Blanchard plays the young Garland, an MGM contract player with an overbearing mom (played by Marsha Mason) who helped push her daughter to stardom -- and, along with studio boss Louis B. Mayer (Al Waxman), into a lifelong addiction to booze and barbiturates. From her early performances alongside Mickey Rooney to her breakthrough role in The Wizard of Oz, Life With Judy Garland paints the performer as a sweet kid who just wanted to please her mother, especially after the death of her gentle, beloved father (Aidan Devine). Australian actress Judy Davis takes over as the grown-up Garland as the film traces her five marriages, exile from MGM, countless film and stage comebacks, and crippling addictions. The film's final section concentrates on the home life of Luft, her brother Joey, and their half sister Liza Minnelli, as the kids and their broke mom moved from one hotel to another and Luft nursed Garland through depressions and binges. Life With Judy Garland premiered in February of 2001 on ABC, earning Emmy awards for both Davis and Blanchard.
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- Miramax Echo Bridge
Cast & Crew
|Judy Davis||Frances Ethel Gumm, AKA Judy Garland (as an adult)|
|Emma Pill||Young Lorna Luft|
|Tammy Blanchard||Young Judy Garland|
|Robert Allan Ackerman||Director|
|Mary V. Buck||Casting|
|Dan Davis||Production Designer|
|Robert L. Freedman||Producer,Screenwriter|
|Ed Gernon||Executive Producer|
|Dona Granata||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Garret Kerr||Sound Editor|
|Neil Meron||Executive Producer|
|William Ross||Score Composer|
|Peter Sussman||Executive Producer|
|Phong Tran||Sound Editor|
|Craig Zadan||Executive Producer|
1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [9:59]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [9:59]
7. Chapter 7 [9:59]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [14:06]
1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [9:59]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [9:59]
9. Chapter 9 [10:00]
10. Chapter 10 [3:39]
Night One: Chapters
Night Two: Chapters
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Judy Davis gives an eerie performance as the Grande dame of tragedy and song in this accurate and moving portriat of 'Baby' Frances Ethel Gumm. Though accurate in it's facts and history, the movies portrays daughter Lorna Luft as akin to sainthood perhaps because it is based on her memoirs. With Garland's re-mastered soundtracks Judy Davis delivers every quirk, movement and nervous twitch perfectly. If you're a Garland fan, don't miss this.
Truely heart warming!!!! You absolutly have to see it!!!!
When I saw this movie on TV for the first on ABC I fell in love with it. I knew immidiatly that I would have to by it. Davis and Blanchard did a wonderful job of playing the part of the wonderful Judy Garland!
This movie is OH MY GOD excellent. Judy Davis sure knows how to be the next Judy Garland!! I watch it every day!!
This biography goes beyond the point of getting the viewer interested, it gets them emotionally attached. This movie perfectly portrays the "truly showbiz" life of "the worlds greatest entertainer"...Judy Garland. It shares with the viewer the two sides of Judy's life: brilliant entertainer, loving mother & friend, and the addict...who spent most of her life trying to find "the other side of the rainbow". This is a true, emotional Garland biography, reccomended for the true Garland fan.