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A Star Is Born (2018)

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A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

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Bradley Cooper

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Eric Roth (screenplay by), Bradley Cooper (screenplay by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lady Gaga ... Ally
Bradley Cooper ... Jack
Sam Elliott ... Bobby
Andrew Dice Clay ... Lorenzo
Rafi Gavron ... Rez Gavron
Anthony Ramos ... Ramon
Dave Chappelle ... George 'Noodles' Stone
Alec Baldwin ... Alec Baldwin
Marlon Williams ... Marlon Williams
Brandi Carlile ... Brandi Carlile
Ron Rifkin ... Carl
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Little Feet
Michael D. Roberts ... Matty
Michael Harney ... Wolfie (as Michael J. Harney)
Rebecca Field ... Gail
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Storyline

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (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 Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Written by Warner Bros.

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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Star Is Born See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,908,051, 7 October 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$204,060,733, 17 January 2019
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Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | Sonics-DDP | DTS (DTS: X)| SDDS

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Jack and Ally are walking toward each other in a gas station parking lot during the trip to Arizona. Ally is wearing a blouse when the shot starts, but when they meet and embrace, she's wearing a leather jacket. See more »

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Bobby: Jack talked about how music is essentially twelve notes between any octave. Twelve notes and the octave repeats. It's the same story told over and over, forever. All any artist can offer the world is how they see those twelve notes. That's it. He loved how you see them.
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A Star Is Bored
8 October 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

I am more than just a bit surprised how many of the IMDB reviews just glow about this remake, of another remake, of another remake of yet still another remake. In case some people don't realize it, this film has been over cooked since the 1930's.

Maybe women love Bradley Cooper so this is his vanity project in which he is credited as the writer, director, and star. Heck, Bradley Cooper even went as far as having a Sam Elliott voice over by copying Elliott's gravelly voice and Mr. Vanity (Cooper) even gives himself several minutes of solo face time singing as a past-his-prime-time weary weathered alcoholic singing star.

Oh sure, Cooper pulled out as many pity points that he possibly could by including his loyal dog pining for our over the hill rock star. While Jack hides behind his closed garage door his dog rests in front of the door resting alone and waiting for his master Jack to come out from behind the closed garage door. Awwwwww shucks. Cooper's screenplay denotes "sappy sucker tears called for here".

I wish Hollywood would welcome some fresh new screenwriters blood with some really creative ideas for screenplays rather than just use bonafide stars to re-write old screenplays and re-hash old movies and expect us avid filmgoers who enjoy going to actual movie theaters to suck the old crap up again and again.

I bet that more than half the people who wrote a praiseworthy IMDB review in 2018 for this film won't even remember who starred in this 5th version of A Star Is Born because it is simply not a memorable film, nor is it worthy of the bloated high praise it has been garnering. In reference to the great P.T. Barnum "There's a Sucker Born Every Minute"...don't be the next one. Pass on this overrated remake.


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