The third remake of the classic A Star Is Born sees Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper as the leading roles. It premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2018, and is scheduled to be released in cinemas in the United States on October 5, 2018. The movie has received a lot of critical acclaims, with positive reviews on both Gaga’s and Cooper’s performances as well as for the direction, music, and cinematography.
On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 95% approval rating and its critical consensus reads:
With appealing leads, deft direction, and an affecting love story, A Star Is Born is a remake done right — and a reminder that some stories can be just as effective in the retelling.
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Writing for TheWrap, Alonso Duralde also reviewed the movie, saying:
Cooper and Lady Gaga are dynamite together; this is a story that lives and dies by the central relationship and the instant chemistry that must blossom between them, and these two have it in spades.
A Star Is Born is the first time Cooper and Gaga have collaborated on a project but, judging from a video that resurfaced, Cooper, who is also the movie’s director and producer, has long been a fan of the singer.
After Lady Gaga performed Sound of Music during the 2015 Oscars, which took place on February 22, Cooper was one of the first to stand up and give her a standing ovation.
Reports that Cooper was in negotiations to direct and play the lead in A Star Is Born started making the rounds in March 2015, but the Silver Linings Playbook actor and Born This Way singer weren’t signed as costars until August 2016.
Watch Lady Gaga’s performance in the video below:
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As Variety reported, A Star Is Born got its own standing ovation during its premiere at the Venice Film Festival (an eight-minute long ovation at that) after its screening was interrupted by a fifteen-minute technical glitch when the screen turned black about an hour into the movie.
Well, I for one, know I’m going to be catching the first possible screening of the movie I can after it’s released to the cinemas next week. What about you? Are you going to watch it?