In a Star is Born, we have the actor Bradley Cooper playing a singer and the singer Lady Gaga acting. Did this role reversal work? Were they able to pull off a great movie? Read on to find out!
First, a disclaimer: I’m not impartial — I am a huge fan of both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. I’ve always respected Lady Gaga’s independent spirit and enjoyed her music. And, Bradley Cooper has an equally interesting backstory. Did you know he speaks fluent French and wanted to be Ninja?
And then, I watched the preview for the movie, and BOOM – there’s Dave Chappelle acting. A singer, an actor, a comedian? All my favorites! What’s not to love? I’m so in.
But, viewer beware, high expectations are often the death knell for a movie. Even if it’s good, you’re disappointed as you expected great.
I went to see A Star is Born the first day I could.
So what did I think?