Director : Bradley Cooper
Producer(s) : Bradley Cooper, Bill Gerber, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor
Starring : Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott
Genre : Romance/Musical
Release Date : October 5, 2018 (Nigeria)
Awesome-O-Metre : 7.9/10
Revue of A STAR IS BORN
A Star Is Born is a remake of the 1976 classic of the same name, that starred Barbra Streisand. In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper is a seasoned musician (Jackson Maine) who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
It’s amazing how talented Bradley Cooper is! I was blown away by his directorial debut and even his singing abilities. It’s no mean feat that he has been Oscar nominated four times but I think this is the film that will finally clinch the Academy award for him. Let me breakdown the highlights of A Star Is born:
The Music: Lady Gaga gave one of her most powerful music performance and Bradly matched her tone for tone. My favorite song off the album must be The Shallows which was such a ridiculously emotional song. Even I’ll never love again almost made hard man like me start crying in the cinema but I stayed strong…
The Acting: Gaga and Bradley were so perfect together that you get so immersed in their performance that they no longer seem like actors but real characters. Yes, the chemistry was that good.
Directing: It’s hard to believe that this is Bradley Coopers directorial debut because this movie was so perfectly executed. He chose eerie silence rather than score the whole film and this silence kept the audience on edge like an ominous cloud of darkness that was about to befall the ill-fated lovers. I also liked the simplicity in the shots and direction which weren’t convoluted but just so easy to follow.
A Star Is Born is a tear jerker where Gaga gives a performance of a lifetime and Bradley Cooper shines in front and behind the camera. This is definitely an Academy (Oscar) contender and I cannot recommend this film enough- but I must warn that if you aren’t into slow-burners, then this may not be the film for you. If you do get to see A Star Is Born, please let me know what you think in the comment section below or on Twitter and Facebook.
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