USA Today - 01/25/2002
"...It's top of the line..."
Based on Lorna Luft's (Garland's daughter) memoir, LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND is a fascinating and affecting biopic that is told from a unique point of view, thus offering a portrait of Ms. Garland that the public has never seen. The incomparable Judy Davis stars as Ms. Garland and gives possibly the best performance of her brilliant career. Spanning Garland's life from the 1930s until her death, the miniseries eschews the standard practice of depicting its flawed subject as a tragic victim of fame and instead paints an intensely real picture of Ms. Garland as a brilliant but troubled performer and a loving, if somewhat distracted mother. Originally aired on ABC, this miniseries is a startling look at Ms. Garland's astonishing life, propelled by its numerous star performances.