Lady Gaga is utterly mesmerising in Bradley Cooper's outrageously watchable new cover of the tragic love story A Star Is Born, the third remake of the original 1937 film (which featured Janet Gaynor and Fredric March), which was adapted into a 1954 musical (starring Judy Garland and James Mason) and then remade as a 1976 rock musical with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers--and falls in love with--struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer... until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Lady Gaga commands your attention, with a mesmeric performance and a stunning collection of songs, making this tale of both the glory and sadness of stardom an absolute hit.
BBFC Advice: Contains strong language, drug misuse. This film also contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
Running Time: 2hrs 16mins
BBFC Advice: 15
Director(s): Bradley Cooper
Country of Origin: USA
Year of release: 2018