A Star Is Born


A Star Is Born
Yet another remake of the classic tale, re-imagined for modern audiences. An ageing singer discovers a young singer and helps launch her career. As her star rises, his begins to dim, aided by age and alcoholism.

136 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Drug abuse).
Drama, Musical, Romance.

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Credits

Cast
Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Anthony Ramos, Bonnie Somerville, Andrew Dice Clay
Director
Bradley Cooper
ScreenplayEric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, based on the story by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson
CinematographyMatthew Libatique
EditingJay Cassidy
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byPeters Entertainment, Gerber Pictures, Joint Effort, Malpaso Productions, Thunder Road Pictures, Live Nation Productions, MGM

IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreMusical drama
LanguageStrong impact, frequent crude language use is present. The language is used to demean others, expressed in anger and also in normal casual conversation.
NudityLow 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.
SexNone
ViolenceLow impact, infrequent violence with no blood-letting is noted, depicted by a few punches that are off-screen with no injuries visible.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsThe 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.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse
Runtime135
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.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
2
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
5

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconIt’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.
20
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconI 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.
15
Metacritic.com
60 critics
18
Rottentomatoes critics
317 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWith 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.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconCooper, Lady Gaga shine in tragic story of love, addiction.
20

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
493 users
18
Rottentomatoes users
7786 users
18
IMDB
32309 Netizens
17
The Movie DB
Community
15

Average .. 86%

17

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