Again I am way behind on the times, but at the moment, with lockdown still a prominent thing where I’m from, I have time to catch up on everything I have missed since I left school.
At this stage everyone knows what this movie is about — A young woman in a dead end job meets a famous musician one night in a bar, he falls in love, they sing together, suddenly she’s famous, then she’s more famous than him, then inevitably someone has to die and the film ends.
I don’t know if I was expecting more because of all the hype two years ago when it originally came out, or if it was because Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper both have so much talent that I figured what could go wrong. Loads apparently.
The whole movie fell flat on it’s face, it was fast-paced and still managed to be boring. Maybe it was too fast paced, and the whole movie felt more like a montage than an actual film, like they were trying to fit a whole lot of nothing into an hour and a half. You were never in the same day or week for more than 5 minutes I’d say, there was a lot of jumping forwards, and the only thing happening in those five minutes was arguing and an over use of swearing. I don’t mind swearing in a film at all, but if you have to use a curse word as every second word to show anger, then your dialogue is not conveying anger correctly.
There was a touch for like 2 minutes on the whole “this isn’t who I am” thing when they asked Ally to dye her hair blonde and change up her look, and I felt my eyes rolling into the back of my head, the whole “take me as I am” thing is done to death in movies. But lucky for me, it was over in less than a minute. It was hard for me to keep track of what exactly the point of the film was, because every conflict that seemed to arise was sorted in a mere few minutes. Like 15 mini episodes summed up and squashed into 80 long minutes.
If you’re looking for a semi-decent movie to watch on your own or with friends, it’s safe to give this one a miss.