Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A Star is Born: Take four

The long-awaited and much ballyhooed fourth remake of the 1937 David O. Selznick film is rich with talent. (*Can you name the other three female leads? Check below.)

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga just might be the best duo in their roles. Still, while the Movie Slut was prepared for a cinematic swoon, it didn't happen.

Gripe No. 1: At 2 hours and 17 minutes it was 20 to 30 minutes too long.
Gripe No. 2: The MS didn't leave the theater humming. Where were the catchy tunes?
Gripe No. 3: While she should have broken down when the sad part happened (no spoiler here), MS was relieved that the flick had mercifully ended.

Many, especially critics, are raving about the movie, but not the MS's companion or two young women seated to her right. She could tell they were bored by the way they yawned and checked their cells.

* Janet Gaynor (1937); Judy Garland (1954); Barbra Streisand (1976).

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