First screened in September 2019
Director: Rupert Goold. Cast: Renée Zellweger, Darci Shaw, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell, Gus Barry, Richard Cordery, Fenella Woolgar, Gemma-Leah Devereaux, Bella Ramsey, Andy Nyman, Phil Dunster, Gaia Weiss, Lucy Russell, Royce Pierreson, John Dagleish, Daniel Cerqueira, Bentley Kalu, John Mackay. Screenplay: Tom Edge (based on the play End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter).

Twitter Capsule: Well below the rainbow. Script, direction have no point of view. Zellweger finds one and commits, but wobbles in other ways.

VOR:   I appreciate the film's unusual middle-ground between verisimilar impersonation and total reinvention. Lots doesn't work, but that does.

Photo © 2019 Roadside Attractions/LD Entertainment/
Pathé/BBC Films/Ingenious Media

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Actress: Renée Zellweger
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Jeremy Woodhead

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actress (Drama): Renée Zellweger

Other Awards:
Screen Actors Guild: Best Actress (Zellweger)
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Female Lead (Zellweger)
National Board of Review: Best Actress (Zellweger)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Actress (Zellweger)

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