Fourth time’s a charm
For those who didn’t know: the first version of A Star Is Born came out in 1937, with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March as the lead roles. Later followed a version with Judy Garland and even Barbra Streisand, and now it’s Gaga’s turn to give life to the role of small town-girl-gone-famous.
The story is easy enough: Ally (Lady Gaga), an aspiring singer and musician, gets discovered in a small drag club by Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), a rock star dwelling on past successes. In trying to mentor/launch Ally’s career, Jackson’s life gets purpose again, while he struggles to not drink his own career down the drain.