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A Star is Born
DIRECTOR Bradley Cooper
CAST Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper star in this glorious reinvention of Hollywood’s classic love story between a fading musician and the young singer-songwriter he discovers.
Hollywood’s most enduring story of love and ambition gets a glorious reinvention in Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut. Drawing on the pleasures audiences discovered in the 1937, 1954 and 1976 versions, Cooper successfully updates the story of a seasoned musician who discovers – and falls in love with – a rising singer-songwriter, but struggles with his inner demons as her career soars. Cooper is brilliant and Lady Gaga knocks it out of the park with her beautiful voice and stunning performance.
(2018 USA 136 mins)
Skilfully assembled by Bradley Cooper on his auspicious feature directing debut and highlighting an open-hearted, winning performance from diva Lady Gaga, this Hollywood warhorse about a struggling star in the making who falls for a hard-drinking singer on the way down hits the gold standard for tart soap opera. An assured rehash it may be, but it’s one that’s surprisingly slick, emotionally affecting and packing a final unexpectedly meaningful punch … this is an enormously satisfying and well-tuned blockbuster gala musical; a vibrant, up-to-date Super Trouper crackling with happiness and heartbreak, sprinkled with stardust and star-maker gumption. Alan Jones, Radio Times
BBFC advice: Contains strong language and drug misuse
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