Genre: Musical Romance
Runtime: 135 min
Main Cast: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga
Director: Bradley Cooper
Ally, a struggling songwriter, who makes ends meet by working as a waiter, encounters seasoned musician, Jackson Maine, at a drag bar. So doing, she launches her music career and meets the love of her life. A tale unfolds of love that surpasses all understanding.
In an interview director, Bradley Cooper, who also plays Jackson Maine, said he wanted to bring more of a family element into the movie, and he does that with great success. His portrayal of the fragile but loving Jackson Maine is as on point as his vocal ability!
Lady Gaga, who plays Ally, creates a character who you can root for throughout the movie. Which is immensely difficult given the centre stage the character’s talent takes. Her ability to radiate the vulnerability and insecurities artists suffer is truly moving.
The story will have you hooked from beginning to end and each musical number reminds us how powerful music can be when fuelled by love. The music used in the movie is bound to win awards; each song is not only a soundtrack to the movie but rather a catalyst to the story.
The movie comments on selling out in the music industry and how in the industry, and life, often looks and sell-ability outshine true expression and talent.
All in all a great movie filled with real characters who all experience real pain.