The classic 1937 movie about a rising star who is coached by a fading veteran has been already been remade twice–most famously as a rock musical with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in the 1970s–and this week, a fourth version arrives. This time, we have Bradley Cooper as a hard-living musician who discovers a talented unknown, played by Lady Gaga, and helps put her on her way to stardom. A Star is Born also marks Cooper’s directorial debut, and the buzz for this one very high, with reviewers singling out the songs, the chemistry between the leads, and Gaga’s performance. Expect big box office and many awards.
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