A Star Is Born

Movie review by
Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media

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Friday, October 5, 2018
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Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga star in gritty musical drama.
  • October 5, 2018
  • R
  • 2018
  • 135 minutes

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that A Star Is Born is a musical drama/weepy love story starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. It's based on the classic 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Frederic March that was later remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason, then again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. In this version, Jackson Maine (Cooper) is a rock star who discovers a struggling singer-songwriter named Ally (Gaga). As Jackson encourages Ally to embrace her talent, the two fall in love. But as her career and fame grow, his starts falling apart, thanks in part to alcoholism. This is Cooper's first film as director and Lady Gaga's first starring role in a studio film. Expect lots of drinking, as well as swearing, nudity, and heavy themes, but the music should take center stage. 

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For kids who love music and drama

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