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ro­man­tic in the disease of al­co­holism. Add to this mix some ter­rific songs and an­other out­stand­ing per­for­mance from El­liott, and you be­gin to get a sense of the pic­ture as an old-fash­ioned crowd­pleaser. That is be­fore Cooper and Lady Gaga do their thing.

She is a nat­u­ral, di­alling down her out­landish pop per­sona to a peep. As for Cooper, it is easy to for­get that the blue-eyed charmer from The Han­gover is also the four-times Os­car-nom­i­nated ac­tor from Amer­i­can Hus­tle and Sil­ver Lin­ings Play­book. His tal­ent for writ­ing and di­rect­ing has been hid­ing in plain sight. Af­ter this five-star treat of a pic­ture, con­sider the se­cret out.

Rowan Atkin­son re­turns as the hap­less spy along­side Olga Kurylenko who plays Ophe­lia in Johnny English Strikes Again

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