A Star is Born (2018)

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A Star is Born: Directed by Bradley Cooper. With Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Andrew Dice Clay. A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

“Let me start by saying that the performances are solid. Not mind blowing but solid. For her first film, Lady Gaga did very well but I canu0026#39;t say she blew my mind…but hey itu0026#39;s her first film and I like her, so good for her. That being said, the film seems to be getting WAY overblown by people. The first act is really great and the chemistry between Gaga and Cooper is phenomenal but after that it sort of devolves into a melodrama. The character development of Cooperu0026#39;s character is lacking. He is an alcoholic and we certainly see him drunk many times but I didnu0026#39;t see enough struggle to justify his character arc not was Cooperu0026#39;s performance powerful enough to convey the devastating agony of addiction. The film then goes through a few cliches as we see Gagau0026#39;s character ascend to fame but again, we also donu0026#39;t see enough struggle from her character either. In all, the character conflicts are addressed but the film never fully dives into them in the way it certainly could have. I loved the first song of the film but the rest of the music was surprisingly bland and didnu0026#39;t captivate me at all. Lady Gaga obviously has an incredible voice and Cooper held his own surprisingly. Overall it was a good film, not great, just good.”


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