MAD ABOUT MOVIES A Star Is Born
NEED WE SAY anything more about this one? With rave reviews and superlative –laden talk show appearances by stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga pouring in from all four corners of the world, the generational movie that never fails to hit is about to become a hit again right here in the UAE. Okay, given this country’s penchant for Bollywood, it’s not a definite homerun, but there is no way you’re not curious, right?
A Star Is Born isn’t our typical fare, but even we’re going to strap in for the ride. If it was good enough for Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand, who starred in two of the previous three versions of the picture in the ‘50s and ‘70s respectively, it’s good enough for us. The story is simple enough. Cooper (who also directs) plays the somewhat washed-up rock musician Jackson Maine who discovers unknown singer-songwriter Ally in a piano bar and decides to launch her career. As his fame is on the wane and hers is on the rise, how will their relationship develop? Will it remain mentor-apprentice in nature, or will romantic feelings develop and become strained when the interpersonal dynamic evolves? Rotten tomatoes gives it 91% trivia: Beyonce was originally rumoured to play ally