A Star Is Born ★★★★★

Cooper looks like he’s in a perpetual state of being drowned in Tequila, and has the acting chops to pull it off. Gaga is mesmerizing and why people aka me will go back to see this multiple times. This is an inevitable Oscar nominated and probably winning performance. BUT, the movie is so much more than singers and actors. It’s a deeply humanistic movie. Cooper lays bare so many universal truths about so many things- love, music (of any kind) and family, and what it means to never have a handle on any of it. If you’ve ever made any type of music or been around it, everything connects here for you. It’s great. Cliches are not only avoided, but mostly turned on their head.

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