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Cast: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam El­liott

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Ev­ery gen­er­a­tion of movie­go­ers gets its own Su­per­man and Bat­man. And ap­par­ently now each gen­er­a­tion also gets its own ver­sion of A Star Is Born. This is the time­less story of a suc­cess­ful star that dis­cov­ers a fresh-faced in­génue and then be­comes drunk with jeal­ousy when her fame over­shad­ows his. The story was first brought to the sil­ver screen in 1937 with Janet Gaynor, then re­made in 1954 as a mu­si­cal with The Wizard of Oz star Judy Gar­land. Bar­bra Streisand was next with a 1976 ren­di­tion. Lady Gaga isn’t ex­actly on the level of those three icons, but she is cer­tainly push­ing her­self to places au­di­ences pre­vi­ously didn’t know she could go. Co-star­ring as well as di­rected by Bradley Cooper ( Sil­ver

Lin­ings Play­book, Amer­i­can Hus­tle), the pair has strong ro­man­tic chem­istry and even more im­pres­sive voices in this gor­geous-look­ing big screen mu­si­cal. It fea­tures con­cert se­quences per­formed live.

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