This film is invaded by love through music, through the skin and the senses that transport the viewer to also fall in love and support their partner.
I wanted to find the perfect words to start this column, and I just wrote it: “PERFECT”, with a single word you can describe the film “A Star is Born”, this is an American film of romance, drama and musical directed, produced , written and co-starred by Bradley Cooper (From the beginning it was known that he was a co-star).
This wonderful production tells the story of Jack Maine (Bradley Cooper), a country musician with a severe and visible problem of alcoholism and drug addiction, who by chance meets Ally (Lady Gaga) in a bar of changemakers, where by chance he arrived looking for fun with alcohol, this discovers the talent of Ally, and tries to show it to the world while falling in love with the protagonist with scenes and dialogues really charming and rare in love stories, to such an extent that the first kiss is so tender that he gives it to him in his hand, and the engagement ring that he gives to his great love in the house of his best childhood friend is made with strings of his guitar, made by himself.
In the first solo scene of the protagonists, Jack asks Ally to remove the false eyelashes and this small gesture offers two readings in my opinion: one, outlines the love affair that the pair of singers will live, and two, the moment works as a symbol of Gaga’s desire to unmask on the big screen, I want to add that for some critics and the general public it has been shocking to see Gaga without makeup and freed from the artificiality of the public and media character that has marked her musical career and irreverent, in turn, the impetus and willingness of the protagonist to demonstrate that, behind the ostentatiousness of her disguises, there is an artist with genuine talent.
A star is Born 2018, far from the three previous installments in the years 1937, 1954 and 1976, whose main role had been played by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, who in my opinion did not have the strength and grandeur that Lady Gaga has on this occasion and which, with her strength, gives her face for the entire film, she has the essence of her interpretation clear and she expresses it in such an incredible way that it leaves the cinema in awe.
This film is invaded by love through music, through the skin and the senses that transport the viewer to also fall in love and support their partner at all times, despite the onslaught that life may have and tend to them, and that sometimes is not at all fair, the best scenario is the heart, the best acceptance is that of both with all their pros and cons, this tape is a deep sentimental search that becomes an emblem of sincerity and the senses auditory are our main accomplice to surrender to this supreme and excellent production.
For his part, Bradley Cooper is clear about his vision and struggles in the more human than mythical battle of his character dressed in vices, traumas of childhood, which are reflected in their weaknesses that ultimately do their job.
Before everything expressed, I give the following assessment: Acting: Masterful (Lady Gaga leading role), Script: Sublime and chord, thread: perfect, visual effects: interesting retrospective and connected at the end, editing: excellent, audio editing: Lo best of the film, artistic direction: the best, soundtrack: Simply spectacular. My overall score is: 5 stars for achieving this ribbon in my opinion excellence in everything, from start to finish.
Director: Bradley Cooper
Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, San Elliot, Dave Chappelle, Anthony Ramos
Music: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Diane Warren, Lukas Nelson
Genre: Romance / Drama / Musical
Duration: 134 minutes