By Suzanne A. Marshallfrom the December 2018 Edition
| A Star is Born
| Directed by: Bradley Cooper
Starring : Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliot, Greg Grunberg
“A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career in into a downward spiral.”
Wow, what a movie. This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in years. With Bradley Cooper directing, singing and playing guitar in his own role.
Add to that the sheer talent of Lady Gaga, musically, and her abilities to act the role, this movie draws the audience in and never lets go until it’s over. The musical performances are simply fabulous. It’s a ‘new take’ on a 4th remake of the story and, for me, this version is the best.
The production itself is first class, with numerous large audience venues and ‘on stage’ performances that are entirely realistic. The cinematography is wonderful, as is the soundtrack. Having had the opportunity to see the movie twice, once in Manzanillo, and again in Canada with family, I picked up even more of the nuances in the performances and storyline. I’d be willing to see it again.
Many in the audience were dabbing their eyes by the end of this one because it truly captivates, especially in a good thea-
tre with a quality sound system. Enjoy!
The movie has already won a few awards and nominations including for People’s Choice and cinematography. I’m positive there will be more.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.