Magazine article Variety

Family Affair

Magazine article Variety

Family Affair

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neither liza minnelli nor her sister, Lorna Luft, plans to see "Judy," a film that's based on their mother Judy Garland's final months and stars Oscar front-runner Renée Zellweger.

The film's director, Rupert Goold, understands their hesitancy. "I'm not sure I'd want to see a movie about my mother," he says. "Not that I don't love my mother or love filmmaking but because it's a very personal relationship. I hope if they do get to see it, they'll sense ... the celebration and the love we have for her as a person."

Ever since the film premiered at Telluride, Zellweger and Goold have maintained that the movie is a celebration of Garland, even if it does look at the tragic final chapter of her life. The film focuses on her long-term addiction to alcohol and pills while battling ex-husband Sid Luft for custody of their children, Lorna and Joey.

Research for much of the movie relied heavily on Rosalyn Wilder, Garland's assistant while she was in London trying to make a comeback in an ill-fated concert series. …

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