A Star is Born (2018)

A Star is Born

Title: A Star is Born

Year: 2018

Genre: Drama | Music |

Runtime: 136 min

Director: Bradley Cooper

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott

imdb 8,4/10

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.


Bradley Cooper has grown himself mature, as an actor from movies like Hangover, Limitless and the movies from MCU to making his directorial debut that throws him and Lady Gaga right in the spotlight where they both belong. With the same story about hat has been put on display before, this enrich a classic tale in a different light, enrich make it one of today best and most entertaining piece in the music genre. Somehow Cooper makes all the chaos and despair grasp these two character in the most relevant way.

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Lady Gaga show a more immature performance until she outgrow to become the female pop icon. As she sings on the stages, you can see patterns of the artist behind it. You’ll love the power of her sings but not all in  her performance. It is a little bit unsteady as she really tries her best to make her character likeable. Sometime it does work, sometimes it really doesn’t. The thing is, with this movie, is that you know who is the good and briljant actor, and who is not that famous for being a good actor. Bradley Cooper show a different side of himself in this movie and as a director. It also levels up good as his and Lady Gaga’s chemistry is quite nice where you can almost feel them sparkle at the screen.

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As much this is truly about a music career where they are successfull, it’s also about their relationship, like where they want go further and how they run in to obstacles on the way. One of these are demanding like his alcoholism that he really put on display. It’s one of the strongest and most effective themes in this movie just as what jealously shows between their relationship. The jealousy is most enganged with Jackson as he dislike that his girlfriend and then later wife becomes almost successful as what he is.

The core of the movie is the music, everything is connected to the songs and the music. This is a movie where you’ll really invest emotions and time to these characters. There are moments where you might even find it surrealistic good, like when Ally wins at the Grammy and Jackson embarrass her right under Award Ceremony.

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Conclusion? It all fit together as a new remake. A love story where music and love, truly comes together once more.

betyg 4 av 5


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