A Star Is Born (1954)

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Award-winning musical tragedy with alcoholism at its core.

PG 1954 176 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 1 review

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age 15+

#1 of 4

I have seen all four iterations of this story. In my opinion, this is the best version even though it is the second making. The chemistry between the two leads is believable and their story is more plausible than the original. Garland does the best job of any version at portraying how painful and difficult it is to love an addict. It is a tragic story of alcohol abuse that ends with suicide, which are mature themes for kids. It's a good '50s musical and Garland is fantastic in this film, but you should know the premise before watching with kids.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 14+

Star Power

A wonderful musical story with a harsh look at alcoholism.... Judy Garland is a true star in this movie! While it is a bit long, anyone with an appreciation for a good musical will enjoy it.

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