The new Judy Garland biopic JUDY is a fine movie, but never quite ascends to anything more than that. Renée Zellweger is perfectly cast as Garland in the last year of her life, a four-times-divorced former star forced to leave her children in one of her exes’ custody because she otherwise can’t provide for them. All throughout the movie, we are reminded of how awful this situation is, and are both shown and told that Garland has since her earliest years been a victim of parents, managers, pervy studio executives, and more. Yet despite Zellweger’s immersion into the tragic character, it never feels as though we get beyond that idea, of Garland as the victim. Judging especially by its final scene, the movie wants us to remember how talented she was, and how beloved by fans, but the rest of the story can’t quite strike the needed balance between her misfortunes and her agency.