DVDs of the week
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