DVD: A Star Is Born
I’m hoping you all know the big controversy plot twist by now, if not, fair warning, I’m about to spoil it for you. Also on the fair warning scale, this isn’t really a film aimed at me. I am not the target audience.
So yes, the big ugly suicide thing rears its ugly head in A Star Is Born, and I guess if you hadn’t heard about it before watching the film, you would be shocked, maybe even emotionally disturbed by it. But I already knew it was coming, and the film doesn’t do a good job of hiding which of the two main characters it’s going to be. So with that in mind, my response to THAT scene was more of a ‘is that it’ than an ‘oh my God’ moment.
And if the big twist ended up having less of an emotional punch than intended, the journey there was drawn out and quite frankly bored me to tears. I am not the target audience.
A Star Is Born did have it’s moments, though I really can’t think what they were, and musically, Gaga sounded much better performing with Cooper than when she found fame as a solo pop star.
In the end, A Star Is Born is an unnecessary re-make that prioritizes star power over plot.
Rating: M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. NOTE: Suicide, sex scenes, offensive language & drug use