Genre Grandeur – A Star is Born (2018) – Encore Review 3 – MovieRob

For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Movies Directed by the Main Actor/Actress, here’s a review of A Star is Born (2018) by me.

Thanks again to Ryan of Ten Stars or Less for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by J-Dub of Dubsism and we will be reviewing our favorite Films About Doctors, Nurses and Hospitals.

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Let’s see what I thought of this movie:


“[singing] Maybe its time to let the old ways die. ” – Jack

Number of Times Seen – 4 (20 Oct 2018, 1 Jul 2019, 25 Aug 2020 and 31 Oct 2022)

Link to original reviewHere, Here and Here

Brief Synopsis – An aspiring singer meets a famous Country singer and as their relationship grows, her fame begins to surpass him own.

My Take on it – Such an amazing story that is so enjoyable that it has been made four times, yet still works in every incarnation.

This was a dream of Bradley Cooper to make this film and he does a spectacular job as both the Director and lead actor in making us believe everything that transpires here.

The chemistry between him and Lady gaga is superb and that ads so much to the realistic feel of it all.

The music is amazing and enhances the story even more.

Sam Elliott gives a stellar supporting performance that is truly deserving of his Oscar nomination.

The story plays out really well and they do a wonderful job fully transforming things into the music industry after the varied themes of the past three big screen versions of the story.

This is among the very best of films from 2018 and definitely deserved more than the one Oscar it got for Best Song – Shallow.

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Sam Elliott claimed the scene of Jackson and Bobby getting in a fight was his first scene filmed. Inspired by starting off with such an intense scene on his first day, Elliott decided to play up Bobby’s raw heartbreak at his brother. The tears were unscripted. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)


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