A Star is Born Movie Review

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Release Date  : 12/10/2018

Genre              : Drama, Musical, Romance

Cast                 : Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle

Director          : Bradley Cooper

Duration         : 2 hrs 18 mins

Language        : English

The old Hollywood classic, A Star Is Born has now received its fourth reincarnation with Bradley Cooper co-writing, directing, and starring in the film alongside the legendary Lady Gaga. Originally made in 1937, with remakes in 1954 and 1976, this is the fourth version of ‘A Star is Born’.  ‘Aashiqui 2’ (2013) is also based on the same story. This tale transcends generations and languages because it ticks a lot of storytelling boxes – a famous star on a downward spiral.

In this retelling of the classic Hollywood love story, a worn-out musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) is seen battling with substance abuse. One drunken night, he finds himself in a drag bar where he discovers the supremely talented yet insecure artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has been turned down by plenty of industry professionals and begins to give up on her dream until Jack forces her to share her voice and break into the spotlight. As Ally is catapulted into fame, Jack begins to spiral, still battling with his demons.

There’s no denying that A Star Is Born entirely indulges in terms of emotions and sentimental moments. This remake done right will make you realize that a retold story can also be equally compelling. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga take you on a deep-rooted and personal journey into the music industry. To quote the lyrics of the lead characters’ duet, “We’re off the deep end, watch as we dive in.” Don’t miss it!