As far as celebrities go, there are few quite as massive as Lady Gaga. The record breaking pop artist has remained at the top of pop culture since she debuted on the music charts, and she's recently entered the world of acting. After snagging a Golden Globe for her work on American Horror Story: Hotel, Gaga is making her proper movie debut with Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born. The fourth remake of its kind, Cooper is directing and starring in the project, which requires live singing for both leads. A Star Is Born was just premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and the early reviews have hit. The verdict is in, and it looks like the movie is holding true to its title, giving Gaga a big debut a bonafide movie star.
Much of the praise surrounding A Star Is Born is in regards to both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's performances, and the chemistry they share in early scenes of romance and musical collaboration. The Guardian spoke to both stars' work in the film, with:
While early reception praises Bradley Cooper's characterization of Jackson Maine, it's especially impressive given the actor's roles as director and writer. In addition to changing his posture and voice as Maine (plus singing and playing the guitar), Cooper must also ensure that all of the characters are properly serviced through the film. According to Time, that's exactly what he did.
While reception for A Star Is Born is skewing positively, it is being met with some criticism. In particular, it looks like the movie slows a bit as Gaga's character Ally gets famous, and therefore decidedly more Gaga-ish. As THR reported,
A Star Is Born will likely get plenty of comparisons to the previous versions of the film, with Gaga's character previously being occupied by legends like Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand. There will also be comparisons made to other popular movie musicals, with Screen Daily already ranking it for casual moviegoers, saying:
Cinephiles will be able to decide for themselves when A Star Is Born arrives in theaters October 5, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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