At the Movies: 'A Star is Born' Once Again

Deanna Kelley
October 16, 2018

The film, which is the fourth "A Star Is Born" since 1937, has built up huge buzz for its emotional story, strong performances and solid direction from first time director and star Bradley Cooper. "PETA has witnessed so much abuse and neglect of dogs, both on and off set, that we're hoping Cooper's kind decision sets a precedent for all of Hollywood to follow". The latest remake of the 1930s classic stars Lady Gaga in her first major feature role.

Cooper, with a haggard voice and disheveled appearance, persuasively plays the role of a struggling alcoholic and drug abuser. Together with Lady Gaga, he plays guitar and sings throughout the movie, and the soundtrack's standout song, "Shallow", is now the number one song on iTunes.

While this wasn't Lady Gaga's first time putting on her acting hat (she won a Golden Globe for her performance in "American Horror Story"), Cooper uses all of Gaga's levers and buttons, and pushes every ounce of talent out of her as possible.

"Bradley Cooper's happy, adorable, and much-loved dog steals the spotlight - and viewers" hearts - in this film because it's clear that he loved being with his real-life "dad, '" said PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange in a release. Throughout the movie, he continues to struggle with his addictions, but is slowly learning to overcome it with Ally by his side.

Gaga can be seen in A Star is Born alongside Bradley Cooper
Gaga can be seen in A Star is Born alongside Bradley Cooper

The almost two and a half hour-long film is divided in two parts, where the first half of the film is focused on the excitement of new love.

The second half of the film is a slow burn as Ally deals with the reality of celebrity and Jackson is brought even further by his vices.

I highly recommend that people go and see this movie, which was also Cooper's directorial debut. He also said that there are several things for the viewer to take away from this new movie about trauma and what it means to have someone by your side.

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