Cooper Revitalizes a Star in 'A Star Is Born'

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In a seemingly loosely autobiographical story, the film follows ageing musician Jackson Maine (Cooper) as he tours with his band, living the rockstar lifestyle. The best we can typically expect from inexperienced directors is that they just stay out of their own way, but Cooper has given us a movie that is beautifully directed yet never showy - and one that doesn't look like a movie we've seen a thousand times before. Ally's career zooms to Grammy Award-winning heights while a drunken ME humiliates her one handle of Johnnie Walker at a time. Treading in the same footsteps for the role as stars Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland, perhaps Gaga had a right to be intimidated.

Not surprisingly, the couple's tumultuous relationship suffers a further setback with the love of her life fighting an ongoing battle with addiction, depression and a self-destructive streak. Turns out, Lady can act. She tells ME that she doesn't sing her own music because industry sharks don't find her pretty enough. Christian is a good, grounding force and understands her career.

And Cooper does his jobs - all of them - better than expected. He assures Ally that Jackson's destruction was his own doing because he relinquished his voice.

"You know, I never even thought about any other dog but him", the actor told ET at the film's premiere last month. She's interested, yet also senses he's a complicated dude "tryin' to fill that void" with booze and pills. They write a song together in the middle of the night, and Jackson invites Ally on stage to perform the new song with him at his show the next day.

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The tragedy of "A Star is Born" stems from this unwavering love.

The original William A. Wellman # 8217; We have learned that for all your dreams to come true, you must pay a high price. "He set the scene up, he knew exactly what he wanted". Because the soundtrack progress chronologically in accordance to the movie storyline, light spoilers are inevitable. Waiting for Jackson's habits to catch up with him is morbidly fascinating. Much like Ally, all Gaga needed was a Jackson Maine to believe in her. The answer - a humiliating spectacle - does not disappoint. "For me, in music and in acting, I'm always pulling from my past experiences, family dynamics, relationships, pain, happiness, joy, the roller coaster ride of my life - how that has kind of created this handsome disco ball that's somehow refracted and fractured", she told the magazine. Ally is handsome, but not by normal Hollywood standards, and she's resigned to the fact that she'll never be a star outside of her small world.

Many spoilers ahead for A Star Is Born. In a heavy-handed backstage scene, Jackson tenderly peels a fake eyebrow off Ally's face-stripping away her mask, so that she's vulnerable. She's an instant smash and the road to fame and fortune has begun for Ally. Cooper has built one hell of an entertainment-award-harvesting machine, and Elliott especially deserves the gold statuettes coming his way. I had heard that this one was going to make me cry, and even going into it with that knowledge, I couldn't stop a serious mascara tragedy from happening.

Speaking of the Streisand version, Cooper's film makes many obvious nods to it: Jackson's Kris Kristofferson look; an examination of Gaga's big handsome nose (just like Streisand's) and even a moment including fake eyebrows.

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