Yesterday afternoon, I went to the Criterion Cinemas in downtown Saratoga Springs for the movies. I just saw “A Star Is Born”, a film that stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. The film was also directed by Bradley Cooper as this film makes his directorial debut. Brad never directed a film before until now. I thought he did a great job with the directing of this film ’cause it was very well directed surprisingly. Not bad for an actor who directed his first movie and starred in it at the same time. How did Brad get so good at directing even though he didn’t have much directing experience? Well, I would think after years of acting in movies and TV shows, he knew how to direct films just by watching how other directors do it over the years. Brad did a good job at both acting and directing in this film. His role as Jackson Maine, a famous fictional rock star was entertaining as hell… kind of reminded me of the Dude in “The Big Lebowski” a little bit.
Lady Gaga did a great job in her first major leading role too. I was impressed by her really and admittedly, I was kind of skeptical of her acting skills a little bit but she blew me away. Admittedly, I was losing interest in Lady Gaga lately but now I’m a huge fan again and now my respect for her is immense after this film. I definitely think she’s going to win an Oscar for Best Actress in this film for sure. At first, I was buying Lady Gaga’s music ’cause I bought “The Fame”, “Born This Way” and “The Fame Monster” albums. I haven’t gotten “Art Pop” and “Joanne” yet but I think I’m going to soon. I’m also going to get the soundtrack to this movie ’cause after this film, I can’t get some of these songs out of my head now.
This film was perfect overall. Well acted by the entire cast, well directed, well written and well filmed. No complaints at all. Sam Elliot played a great performance as he always kills it in everything he does. Andrew Dice Clay was cool too.
The music throughout the film was great, though. Yes, all the music in the movie was really sung by Brad Cooper and Lady Gaga. It was all live singing I’ve read. Brad Cooper was never a musician until this film. I’ve read that Lady Gaga made him a musician for this film. Brad is a great singer and if he ever released his own music album someday, I would totally get it, haha.
Anyway, I thought the movie was beautiful. I was floored when the movie got over with and never felt like that before. I’m definitely getting the bluray when it comes out. I do think this film is gonna help boost Lady Gaga’s acting career. She’s definitely going to get bigger roles after this one and I’m sure she’s already getting a lot of offers. After this film, I now love Lady Gaga more than ever. She really is a talented music artist no matter what you think of her.
This film was originally supposed to be directed by Clint Eastwood and star Beyonce but Clint couldn’t do it anymore since Beyonce got pregnant so WB’s got Brad Cooper and Lady Gaga to take over. Imagine if Clint and Beyonce did this film instead? The film would have been different and not as good.
For those of you who aren’t sure of this film, you should give this film a shot. This is one of the best fictional music films. So far, this is the best film of 2018.