I don’t usually get excited for film musicals. I can easily enjoy a live musical playing out on stage, but the on-screen versions often bore me. Notable exceptions to that rule include Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and a select few old films from the Disney library. Maybe it’s because I grew up on watching some of them on the Disney Channel.
I started seeing trailers for the latest remake of A Star is Born, featuring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, and I dunno, it looked good. I mean, really good. This was surprising both to me and my wife. My wife especially thought I was joking around. I’m all in for quality films.
A bunch of folks got together for dinner at a local Italian restaurant for dinner, then went to go see the film nearby.
The film is the latest iteration or remake, where prior films have starred Barbra Streisand &Kris Kristofferson, Judy Garland & James Mason. I am very impressed with Bradley Cooper – the guy stars as Jackson Maine in the film, directed this film, and learned to sing and play guitar. Lady Gaga as an actress was also very good. Very talented woman.
Something else I liked about the film and the story without going into too much spoilers detail. The film doesn’t pull any punches. I felt it was authentic. It’s probably the best film I’ve seen all year.