A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

DVD - 2019
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Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent. This is the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.
Publisher: [Canada] :, Warner Bros. Entertainment Canada,, [2019]
Branch Call Number: F STA
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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ArapahoeCarina Apr 17, 2020

Love for music, famous country music singer connects and sponsors a waiter and singer songwriter of a drag bar to the music world. A drama among music, fame and Love. Very emotional and inspiring movie. It is the third remake of the original 1937 film. Predictable end.

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sayanora
Mar 05, 2020

Always tricky to make a "remake" because comparisons with the original, or originals, in this case, always happen. I suppose if I didn't already know what was going to happen maybe I could have liked it more...maybe...but it isn't an original story so I just don't know. As it was, fairly slow and uninteresting, Lady GaGa wasn't bad, but she wasn't great either, though one interesting thing about her casting is that her appearance is reminiscent of a young Barbra Streisand which of course evokes Bab's own remake of the movie with Kris Kristofferson , which causes that comparison thing again. That movie was better but at least in the vocal dept. GaGa acquits herself well, her voice having Streisand like power and quality.
Bradley Cooper was OK as an alcoholic musician whose star was fading but I didn't find the chemistry between the two to be believable. If you want chemistry between two leads you need something more than a semi sauced Cooper mumbling and fumbling around while Lady GaGa unaccountably loves him "no matter what", even after he insults her in an unforgivable way. How about addressing the tension over her rising star and his falling one? Shouldn't that be more than just skimped over? Not surprisingly the best moments are musical, Lady GaGa's moments anyways, pretty obvious Cooper is no singer, especially her performance of the Edith Piaf classic La Vien En Rose & the achingly sad powerhouse ballad "I'll Never Love Again", a song that deserves to be a hit. GaGa's performances make it worth watching but then again you could watch them all on YouTube and skip the movie.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Feb 21, 2020

A Star is Born was an excellent remake of the classic film and overall delivers a tragically beautiful love story, both in the relationship sense and those same characters with music. The soundtrack is one of the best I’ve heard and every song fits perfectly into the storyline, helping to further along the well-written character development. The emotional twist ending was portrayed spectacularly by Bradley Cooper who easily captures the heart of the audience from ten minutes in. Lady Gaga makes her acting debut and hits it out of the park, the story relating very closely to her own rise as an artist. Rating: 4/5 @RiverPark of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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ericpuls100
Jan 13, 2020

The usual tropes, the usual tripe. Unremarkable songs, a dull script, chemistry-free mannequins stumbling around (Gaga is the only somewhat high flyer). And relentlessly the cameras are too close to the subjects! Like watching through a mail slot in a door.

loonylovesgood Jan 06, 2020

I thought Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga were excellent. But I wasn't prepared for the ending. I guess I wasn't familiar with the story. I also thought it went on a little too long. But it was beautifully shot and the music was fantastic (even though I'll have Shallows in my head for at least a month).

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Ba_kuPlanet
Dec 30, 2019

I was skeptical about this movie since it's a remake but Lady Gaga makes the movie a winner. She looks better naturally - without all of her performance makeup. Great new music too - good lyrics, not just all about heartbreak or sex.

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dylankemp
Dec 03, 2019

Really very good. Lady Gaga can act! She did a great job. I got involved.

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iloveseaotters
Dec 02, 2019

From the first moment, every other word began with F and after about 10 minutes I'd had enough.

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kvanmooresma
Nov 25, 2019

This movie might have taken a sudden and amazing upturn in the last half hour, but I'm afraid we just didn't make it that far.

VaughanPLDonnalee Nov 08, 2019

Overall I thought this was good. Lady Gaga gave a powerful and charismatic performance. Bradley Cooper was also very good. Having seen other versions of this story, I found it not very fresh or new and the plot itself was 100% predictable and very paint-by-numbers. So in spite of great performances I did not find the story very gripping.

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