A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

DVD - 2019
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During the downward spiral of his own music career due to alcoholism and his age, Jackson Maine helps a young singer and actress find fame.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, 2019.
Edition: Widescreen version, rental edition.
Copyright Date: ℗2018.
ISBN: 9786317543454
6317543453
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE DRAMA STAR IS 2018
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,stereo,Dolby
widescreen
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1

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LPL_TraciB May 18, 2019

This is one of the few movies I've seen that I felt lived up to all of the hype. A Star is Born is not only a story of an unknown singer/songwriter's glorious rise to fame, but also a heart-breaking depiction of how alcohol & drug addiction can shatter lives. It's been so long since I've watc... Read More »

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LPL_SarahM Feb 24, 2019

I have no attachment to the previous versions of this movie, so I come without comparing it to the others. I loved it! It's a big, expensive, chock-full of celebrities, kind of predictable feast for the eyes and ears that I watched twice in three days. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

List - 2019 Oscar Nominations
LPL_KevinC Feb 21, 2019

Actor/Actress/Supporting Actor/Cinematography/Original Song/Best Picture/Sound Mixing/Adapted Screenplay


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fpsutka
Nov 27, 2020

If you like musicals I recommend Wild Rose, if you like country music. It is a story of a poor Glaswegan girl who dreams of making it big as a country singer in Nashville!

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Daf62757
Nov 14, 2020

A bad remake of a bad original movie. Kind of like double bad.

shokolit Oct 28, 2020

After watching the movie, my conclusion is that Bradley Cooper is a decent actor, but not such a gifted singer, and Lady Gaga is a good singer but .... not a brilliant actress. Overall, I was disappointed by the film.

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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