A Star Is Born movie review - Aussieboyreviews


There’s no doubt that the themes dealing with alcohol and drug addiction and suicide are better for mature audiences. A Star is Born stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in a tragic story of love and musical arts.


After falling in love with a young struggling artist, a musician encourages her to follow her dreams and find fame, while his career is sent into a downwards spiral as he battles with his own personal demons.

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Movie details

Director: Bradley Cooper
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Andrew Dice Clay, Rafi Gavron, Anthony Ramos, Dave Chappelle
Writer: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters
Release Date (Australia): 18 October 2018
Runtime: 136 minutes/2h 36m
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film contains mature themes including drug addiction, alcoholism and suicide.

Violence (PG)

People are punched in the face.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film contains frequent use of the words “f**k” and “f**king”, as well as use of the words “s**t”, “**shole” and “bitch”.

Drug Use (M)

The film includes a depiction of a man snorting a drug and depictions of marijuana smoking.

Nudity (M)

The film includes brief depictions of a woman’s breasts.

Sex (M)

The film contains verbal references to sex using the word “f**k” in a sexualised context and depictions of sex scenes.

mpaa rating

R (for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Thanks to the impressive performances of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born is a touching story about love, music, addiction and tragedy. It just knows how to kick you in the gut by the end. But what this movie centres on over all the fame and brilliant songs, is commonly the romance and the relationship between Cooper’s Jackson and Gaga’s Ally.

There are many memorable songs sung throughout the entire movie, but Cooper and Gaga collaborating and executing the splendid “Shallow” is the greatest of them all. Their characters are introduced as being passionate in singing and songwriting, but thankfully, A Star is Born’s runtime is not entirely set in the concerts, musical arts and singing.

It’s about the romance and then the relationship between Jackson and Ally. Drug and alcohol addiction is a theme that commonly gets in the way of the relationship and sparks the dramas between them. The film eventually loses the liveliness it began with, as the story falls between some predictable points, but it doesn’t stop it from being utterly tragic and touching.

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