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Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021

“A Star is Born”: An emotional journey beyond compare

I’ve never been more excited about a movie until I heard that Lady Gaga was starring in one where she actually gets to use her voice. I packed my snacks and my drinks, and I hit the theater unprepared for what was to come.

“A Star is Born” stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, two singer-songwriters with incredible voices who meet in a drag bar and instantly fall in love.

The opening scene features Cooper’s character, Jackson Maine, rocking out on his guitar on a huge stage in front of thousands of people. This scene immediately roped me in, and my eyes were glued to the screen for the next 2 hours and 14 minutes.

The acting in this movie was phenomenal. Gaga blew her character out of the water, and I am so captivated by how far she has come in her acting career. Every emotion her character felt was conveyed so perfectly that I felt every single one of them with her as I watched.

Although the tracks were pre-recorded, Gaga’s singing was unmatched. I’ve never heard her voice so pure and true in any of her albums the way it was in this movie, and I have a feeling it had something to do with how in-touch she was with her character. I applaud Gaga for her outstanding performance.

Cooper’s portrayal of his character was also beyond compare. There’s something about those baby blue eyes and long hair that make me fall in love with every character I’ve seen him play, and this one was no different. But all of his past movies like “American Sniper” and “Silver Linings Playbook” have nothing on this one. This character is arguably my favorite of his so far. I’m confident that no other actor could have outdone him.

The story line was also beautiful and wonderfully illustrated. I was at the edge of my seat the whole movie, and I was holding my breath every time Jackson got a little too drunk.

The ending, however, was beyond heart-wrenching. I was bawling my eyes out through the last 10 minutes, and honestly for half the ride home, but you didn’t hear that from me.

“A Star is Born” hit my heart in all the right ways. I laughed, cried and felt every other emotion there is. The acting, the story line, the songs- they all hit home for me. This is definitely a movie I would watch over and over again, and you can bet I’ll be purchasing it on Amazon Prime or whatever outlet I can as soon as possible. The soundtrack is already downloaded on my phone, and I’ll be listening to it on repeat for the next two weeks.

So ladies and gentlemen, grab your popcorn, candy and your tissues and go see this movie immediately. You won’t regret it.


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