Rent A Star Is Born (2018)

3.5 of 5 from 828 ratings
2h 10min
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Synopsis:
In this new take on the tragic love story, Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) is a seasoned musician who discovers - and falls in love with - struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer...until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Bradley Cooper, Bill Gerber, Lynette Howell Taylor, Jon Peters, Todd Phillips
Writers:
Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper
Others:
Will Fetters, Andrew Wyatt, Mark Ronson, Alan Robert Murray, Dean Zupancic, Anthony Rossomando, Lukas Nelson, Steve Morrow, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Top 100 Films, Drama, Music & Musicals, Romance
Awards:

2019 BAFTA Best Music

2019 Oscar Best Music Original Song

BBFC:
Release Date:
11/02/2019
Run Time:
130 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, French, Italian
Subtitles:
Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Greek, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Music Videos
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/02/2019
Run Time:
136 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish, English, English Audio Description, German, Italian
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German Hard of Hearing, Greek, Italian Hard of Hearing, Norwegian, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Songs and Performances Not Seen in Cinemas
  • The Road to Stardom: Making 'A Star is Born'
  • Music Videos
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/02/2019
Run Time:
136 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish, Czech, English, English Audio Description, German, Italian, Latin American Spanish, Polish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Castillian, Czech, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German Hard of Hearing, Italian Hard of Hearing, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Songs and Performances Not Seen in Cinemas
  • The Road to Stardom: Making 'A Star is Born'
  • Music Videos

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Reviews (16) of A Star Is Born

A Gem of a Film - A Star Is Born review by MG

Spoiler Alert
11/03/2019

Came into this with reasonably low expectations but come the end I was blown away.

I loved most of the music (bar a couple of poppy numbers) and Cooper and Gaga had unbelievable chemistry together. The first moment they sing 'Shallow' together was incredibly powerful and this song is the signature track and has an important part to play in their lives.

Definitely a melodrama but a finely-executed one at that. Really surprised by how much this film got to me, thought it would be a knockabout fun yet diverting couple of hours but it was far more than this.

Watch it!

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

A real diamond - A Star Is Born review by BE

Spoiler Alert
17/03/2019

I can only iterate review by MG. I was not expecting much but was totally blown away by this incredible movie. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are without doubt, major talents. Not only did they act in it but they both wrote and performed most of the songs. Mr Cooper also directed and co-wrote the screenplay. Wonderful chemistry between the two leads and superb camerawork. A beautiful, seamless movie and not a minute too long. Apart from one song, how could they have ignored this masterpiece at the 2019 Oscars?!!! Shame on them ??

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Latest A Star is Born - A Star Is Born review by JA

Spoiler Alert
01/03/2019

What struck me most of all when watching this film was the constant use of strong swear words. So immediately I was alienated. Lady Gaga was attractive but the main lead looked old and washed out. The story failed to keep me interested but some of the music was quite pleasant. Not my type of film.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

A Star Is Born review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

As I sat in the theater awaiting another version of A Star is Born, there was a fear in the air. I could hear murmurs of the same topic floating around the audience; can Lady Gaga act? Sure, it was on my mind as well, almost as heavily as to whether Bradley Cooper could become the triple threat of the picture by directing, co-writing, and acting in a role that requires both emotion and singing talent. Relax, folks; by the time Cooper strolls up to the mic and Gaga bursts onto the scene, you can rest easy knowing they have the chops to dominate the screen and the microphone.

Cooper plays Jackson, a washed-up singer-songwriter that is just starting to tumble down the slope. With his hearing going and his drug problems worsening, he retreats to the bottle as his brother/manager (Sam Elliot) watches on both angry and sorrowful. But then a gleaming light comes into his life when he stumbles into a drag bar for a drink. Upon the stage, the most unlikely of discoveries is Ally (Lady Gaga). By day, she works in a kitchen and tends to her home where her dad (Andrew Dice Clay) is running his own business with his buddies. By night, her voice comes out in the most dazzling performance of “La Vie en Rose” I’ve ever seen. Jackson wants her on the stage and his life, despite how she feels about not being pretty enough to be a star.

After much pushing by Jackson and a fearful leap by Ally, their singing careers and romance takes off. As Ally rises up in the charts and on magazine covers, Jackson slips further down the road to mediocrity as he drunkenly stumbles down a darker path. And yet they remain together, despite their feuds, Jackson’s problems that require much attention, and Ally’s manager that insists she drops him as he is a dead weight on her career. But they stick close, through the toughest of time, and Cooper and Gaga have the beautiful chemistry that we want to see them fight to keep the romance alive.

There’s so much to adore about this picture. The music is unforgettable, every song carrying a little extra meaning so that the centerpiece song of “Shallow” never sounds the same twice. The film is beautifully shot, small clues always in the background that either reveal the past or future for these characters. Watch how in one shot we see the pain of Ally having lost her mother without directly stating it, the wedding photo visible in the background. A foreboding billboard is seen just outside Jackson’s car as he heads into a bar for a drink. The supporting actors are all just as strong, from the emotionally-bitter Sam Elliot to the casually philosophical Dave Chappelle. Cooper’s direction also keeps the film relatively fat-free, breezily skimming over the lesser moments of the media circus and slowing down to linger on the more intimate and tender moments of Jackson and Ally.

A Star is Born is the type of film I’d want to watch many times over to catch anything I may have missed in the expertly-shot scenes and drink in some more of that powerful music. This is one of the best films of 2018, if not for its production overall, then for the acting and music at the absolute least.

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