Hello everyone! Last night I had the opportunity to watch A Star is Born at the cinema with my friend, and I decided to share with you my thoughts and a review of it!
If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of it, this is arguably one of the most popular movies of the year so far starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.
A Star is Born is about a famous singer Jackson Maine, a struggling alcoholic and drug addict, who ends up in a bar one night where he discovers, and ends up falling in love with, Ally, a struggling artist. At the beginning she has as good as given up on her singing career, until Jackson forced her to come and sing her song onstage, and this is where her career takes off. As Ally rises to fame, her relationship with Jackson begins to get rocky while he’s also battling with his problems on the side.
Bradley Cooper actually directed the musical romantic drama, which is a remake of a few previous A Star is Born films from 1937, 1954, 1976 and 2013.
As it is a remake, sometimes they aren’t great but this one delivered. Incredible things were already expected because of the talented actor/singers in the lead roles and expectations were definitely lived up to.
Without spoiling anything, if you are a crier in movies, definitely bring a tissue or two because it is a heart-hitting tear-jerker with an ultimately emotional ending. The story is beautifully told and quite realistic in the way they act, unlike a lot of other romances, which end up turning into a cheese fest.
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Times of India states, “Bradley Cooper has something new to say in this version, and Lady Gaga belts it out loud and clear to make this a definite contender in numerous categories during awards season.”
Screenrant, “Fueled by strong performances and Cooper’s precise direction, A Star is Born is a moving (and tear-jerking) love story by way of showbiz melodrama.”
Commonsensemedia, “Cooper’s passionate, thoughtful directorial debut is beautifully acted and fabulously shot, making it the best cinematic version to date of this heartbreaking story.”
A Star is Born is an incredible movie with beautiful acting and songs which you’ll be singing all day after you watch it. If you love emotional tear-jerking movies, this will definitely not disappoint. The actors were perfect for their roles and anyone who is 15+ needs to go and watch this.
There is frequent swearing, drug abuse, alcohol and sex, so do be careful if you are under the age recommendation or if you get triggered by any of these things.