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Movie Review – A Star Is Born


Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Genre – Drama/Romance
Release date: 12 October 2018 (Nigeria)
Director: Bradley Cooper
Box office: 434.2 million USD


Let me first start off by saying before I watched this movie, I literally knew nothing about it, (I mean except hearing about it), I didn’t even read the synopsis, I just wanted to watch the movie and form the storyline/go with the flow as the movie built its momentum. So it was quite suspenseful as a result.

I just basically hoped it wasn’t going to be some boring 2 hour long movie anyway, as musicals don’t exactly excite me personally.

But it ended up being fairly manageable (the musical parts that is). Nothing you can’t cope with I think.

Anyway, so the beginning of the movie made me smile-laugh, whatever that means Lol, why? Because I couldn’t stop thinking of this clip of Bradley Cooper on Ellen’s show, stating a fun fact, about how he literally performed in front of a Coachella crowd, actually fake singing/performing.

And then it gets to my first fave part of the movie; where after Ally (Lady Gaga) breaks up with her boyfriend, she yells



“Fucking Men”, in frustrated relieving exasperation, after the call. I felt that!

Because boyyyyyy are men truly exhausting!😂

Anyway, sinking into the movie slowly will have you see a more humanized version of “Lady Gaga”, where she isn’t being her typical extra self, just her, being plain and all, and you slowly get to see her in a way that you’ve never really seen her before, plus get to like or relate with her. (Who remembers all them crazy illuminati stories in those days that made you scared to like or sing her songs? Can anyone relate???😐 lmao)

As the movie progresses anyway, you’d slowly start to get into Bradley and Lady Gaga as an emerging couple; beautiful chemistry development, as they were so in sync and natural with each other, that it makes you start believing the movie and wanting to ship them in reality.

They truly both do a great job with translating their roles in this movie, and who knew Lady Gaga was this good at acting?? To think that this is her first lead role again, so impressive.

The movie is very realistic, emotionally moving especially when it gets to the second act, which is capable of making you feel connected to love 🤷🏾‍♀️, but boyyy will the ending leave you so damn sad. Hisses….. and annoyed.

It left me sad enough that I couldn’t even think of a rating.

Like this review was written in sadness! Just saying.

So if you don’t mind being sad for a bit, watch this tragic love story, and find something to uplift your mood after the movie.😒

I don’t know why the movie has to leave one feeling so sad and…. (excuse me while I go cry 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭)….. so sad and upset that they’d never even find out that her stupid record label CEO harshly also triggered Jackson’s suicide too.

I’m annoyed. 😭😭😭😭😡😭

Anyway, such is life.

Also, the movie doesn’t quite help you decide what Jackson is really about Ally’s rise to fame; like is he jealous? (yeah he was at a point though, thinking she was liking another guy) Is he sad? Is he happy for her? Is he worried about it? If her rise to fame via the Interscope guy, happened in a good or bad way? Blablabla.

You almost can never tell what’s on Jackson’s mind throughout or what to think. So you just go with the flow.

Laslas, Lady Gaga was literally a star that was born (although I personally didn’t feel the “chills” really, that you are supposed to feel, from hearing her sing and all, but she did great)

P.S Bradley Cooper is such a beautiful human 😒 (still sad), and did you see the part he criedddd?? Made me wanna hug him so bad!

It’s refreshing to genuinely feel emotional parts of men in movies, than the serious macho side that movies tend to show more of.

Also, mental health is NO joke, and the movie really portrays that emotionally well. Bradley embodied the role well! Sigh.

Anyway, have you seen this movie? What did you think of it?

Rating – 8/10


Fave Quote From The Movie

Jackson Maine:

“If there’s one reason we are supposed to be here, it’s to say something so people wanna hear it”


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