The third rendition of A Star is Born is a classic within its own right. Bradley Cooper not only starred but also directed a masterpiece alongside the ever talented Lady Gaga. This dynamic duo led a musical journey on-screen in one of the best films of this year.
Cooper plays the already successful, but addicted musician Jackson Mane who is tortured by alcohol and his past while Gaga steps into the shoes of an under appreciated, yet talented wannabe singer-songwriter by the name of Ally. By a chance meeting, Mane stumbles into another bar and is persuaded to hear a local girl sing. That is where he meets Ally and the story really heats up.
Though running at two hours and seventeen minutes, every scene is needed and keeps you glued to your seat in anticipation of the next. This movie has some ever enticing cameos of other talent in Hollywood you may not expect, but no spoilers. If you’ve seen the originals, you must see this film. Being Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, there are a “million reasons” to find the nearest theater to see this movie, but one of the good ones is the ever lovely and talented Lady Gaga herself who without her this version just wouldn’t have fit in today’s world.