A Star is Born – Review Haiku

Written by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters
Directed by Bradley Cooper

SYNOPSIS

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

HAIKU REVIEW

Marvelous Music;
Want to Love, but Only Like;
Inspired Debut.

GRADE 

B

ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS

This was a welcome treat in the lull of movie season. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have incredible chemistry that is on full display. While there were some missed opportunities, Cooper also did a wonderful job with the script and in the director’s chair. I am intrigued to see his future as a director… he has talent. The music was great to listen to, but it also turned out to be an issue. This movie cared more about showcasing the singing/songs than it did the story, acting or the like. We are rushed from scene to scene, usually with a jump in time that is not explained, merely to see one of, if not both, leads perform. The brother character was not at all developed, but wound up in pivotal scenes.  There is another  criticism I have, but will refrain from mentioning to prevent spoilers. Overall, the movie delivered in almost every way you could ask for.  There is laughter, tears, tension, fun and enjoyment. It has its issues and is nowhere near a flawless film, but if you see this (which you should) you should at the very least enjoy the tunes.

 The “Ally Billboard” is almost as bad as the “American Sniper Baby”.


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