A Star is Born
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Bradley Cooper takes over the director’s chair for the first time with this fresh take on the iconic tale of eclipsing fame and fortunes. A seasoned musician named Jackson Maine (Cooper) falls in love with a struggling singer named Ally (Lady Gaga) and ushers her into the spotlight. But as her dreams of stardom finally start to come true and her popularity rises, their relationship begins to buckle under the strain of Jack’s own demons. The film also stars Sam Elliot, Dave Chappelle, and Andrew Dice Clay. This is the fourth version of A Star Is Born to be released since in 1937. All the music in the film is original and was recorded live. For this, her first leading role in a movie, Lady Gaga performs songs she wrote with Bradley Cooper and artists including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson.
- Lady Gaga
- Bradley Cooper
- Sam Elliott
- Andrew Dice Clay
- Michael Harney
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Should win a Oscar
It’s such a welcome sensation to walk out of a movie feeling properly walloped, reminded of the potential power of the big screen to seduce us, entertain us, and break our hearts.
While A Star Is Born isn’t a perfect movie, faltering in its second act and rushing far too quickly into Ally’s rise to fame, it’s an undeniably mesmerizing one.
The first-time director's grasp of pacing could be improved and the overlong movie can't quite sustain the energy and charm of its sensational start. But this is a durable tale of romance, heady fame and crushing tragedy, retold for a new generation with heart and grit.