“A Star is Born” review

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“A Star is Born” review

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“A Star is Born” has been pulling at audience’s heartstrings for over 80 years; so much so that it has been remade three times since then. Although each version of the movie has its own twist on the story, the premise remains the same. In the most recent version of the movie, Lady Gaga stars as the female lead, and Bradley Cooper doubles as the male lead and director of the movie.

The story follows Gaga’s character, Ally, and her budding relationship with alcoholic rockstar, Jack Dawson (Cooper.) The two struggle to balance rigorous careers, their relationship and Jack’s addiction.

This movie, while absolutely heartbreaking, is one of the most romantic and raw movies I have seen in a very long time. While I was skeptical Gaga could do justice to a beloved role made famous by Judy Garland and followed by Barbara Streisand, I walked out of the movie theater with a newfound love and respect for Gaga. Though this is not her first experience acting, it is her first time starring in a full-length film, and she did an impeccable job telling such a beautiful and heart wrenching story. Cooper pulled a few tricks out of his hat as well, stunning audiences with his strong and versatile singing voice. Additionally, he played the parts of leading man and director harmoniously.

“A Star is Born” is the perfect movie to see with your significant other, friend with benefit or for flying solo. If you do see it, be sure to bring plenty of tissues and be prepared to have all of the music stuck in your head for weeks after.

 

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