Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Anthony Ramos, Bonnie Somerville, Andrew Dice Clay
|Screenplay||Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, based on the story by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson|
|SA distributor||Empire Entertainment|
|Produced by||Peters Entertainment, Gerber Pictures, Joint Effort, Malpaso Productions, Thunder Road Pictures, Live Nation Productions, MGM|
|Language||Strong impact, frequent crude language use is present. The language is used to demean others, expressed in anger and also in normal casual conversation.|
|Nudity||Low impact, infrequent nudity in a non-sexual context is noted. There is one isolated scene where a naked woman can be seen from far when she stands up in a bath tub.|
|Violence||Low impact, infrequent violence with no blood-letting is noted, depicted by a few punches that are off-screen with no injuries visible.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||The themes in the film are mature and complex, including music, love, addiction and its consequences, fame, implied suicide, low self-esteem, unconditional love and sorrow, which could be disturbing, upsetting and confusing to children under 16 who are impressionable and vulnerable to issues of addiction, suicide and sorrow.|
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|R: Restricted||Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Ilan Preskovsky It’s simply a marvellous, uplifting and heartbreaking piece of work that, being a remake of a remake of a remake as directed by the guy from the Hangover and starring a pop star with limited acting experience, has little right to be anywhere this good. I can’t wait to see what Bradley Cooper – and Lady Gaga – do next.
Jim Judy I imagine a lot of end-of-the-season award love is going to come this movie’s way, and all of it’s certainly warranted and earned.
Tomatometer With appealing leads, deft direction, and an affecting love story, A Star Is Born is a remake done right -- and a reminder that some stories can be just as effective in the retelling.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Sandie Angulo Chen Cooper, Lady Gaga shine in tragic story of love, addiction.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 86%