MOVIE REVIEWS BY MOMMY A Star is Born
A Star Is Born Reviews by Mommy
Four woman and a Bradley Cooper made for one great night at the show.
“A Star is Born” is Bradley Cooper’s feature debut as a director. It stars himself as country-rocker Jackson Maine and Lady Gaga as waitress-turned-pop-superstar Ally.
The film also features Sam Elliott as Jackson’s big brother Bobby, Dave Chappelle as Jackson’s old friend Noodles, Andrew Dice Clay as Ally’s father Lorenzo, and Anthony Ramos as Ally’s friend Ramon. Including this odd ensemble cast, there are many things to love about this movie.
I will start with the soundtrack: it’s amazing. Come for Lady Gaga, stay for Lady Gaga. Bradley Cooper does a unexpectedly good job of holding his own in his singing parts, and he doesn’t disappoint, but Lady Gaga was the star here which was no surprise. In addition to delivering a stunning performance with her vocals, she leaves it all out on the screen with her acting ability too. In my opinion, the whole cast, gave stellar performances — Cooper especially adds another fantastic performance to his resume. The sound editing, the sound mixing and the film editing also stand out as very impressive achievements, and, when put with Cooper’s directing, they give the movie an extremely immersive feel. And that works well for “A Star is Born” for a few reasons, but the most important of these is that it is by no means a new story. In addition to this being the third time the original 1937 film has been remade, the plot is a very familiar one. Established man falls in love with a woman who is spectacular in her own right and through his position, he enables her to establish herself, all the while struggling with her increased stardom at the expense of his own. It’s a classic Hollywood melodrama, and that’s why the immersive soundtrack and camerawork do so well to propel this movie. There are a few moments in the narrative that feel a little questionable, but the largely up close and personal way the camerawork and sound was done really helps to gloss right over these points. If ever the movie misses, it sort of floats on anyway on the power of melodrama, and I think that’s much to Cooper’s credit to find a way for such an old and familiar story still work on the screen in 2018.With all that being said, if you watched the trailer and wanted to see “A Star Is Born,” you’ll love it. If you watched the trailer and didn’t care for it, you’ll still probably love hearing Lady Gaga sing her heart out.
I rate this movie 7/10
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