Yes, by now the movie (and Lady Gaga), have been meme’d to death, but that doesn’t chip away at the dreamlike modern fairytale quality that it retains. Finally available on home pay-per-view as of February, A Star Is Born has an impeccable cinematic strength, and while it has been made at least three times before, this time it benefits from Gaga’s experience as … herself, and she lends this to her outstanding performance. Bradley Cooper shines as fading rockstar Jackson Maine, giving a performance full of pathos and heartbreak, while touching on real and important issues that are relevant to today’s society. A Star is Born isn’t just a timeless love story, but a story of being discovered, coupled with self-destruction, which will undoubtedly leave viewers in tears, whether it’s your first viewing or your fifth.
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