Before I carry on with this blogpost, I need to ascertain that we will not judge each other by our personal opinions and tastes, because as our faces are different, so are our preferences when it comes to food, music, books, drinks, Moviessss etc.
Today’s review is for the recent Lady Gaga and Bradly Cooper classic, A star is born.
First off, I should say that my sister literally dragged me to see this movie, so it was a case of not seeing any trailers, plots or reviews before arriving at the cinema, which is so unlike me, because I would usually have an idea of the movie I am paying to see.
I’ll keep this short and straight to the point and hey, I should apologise in advance, I’m gonna be a bit of a spoiler, for those yet to see it.
The movie is a perfect depiction of the reality of most celebrities and music stars. It shows clearly the reality of people who struggle with alcoholism and addictions and it also shows very clearly how important it is for us to be there for the people closest to us, no matter how good it appears they’re doing.
But as you might have foretold, the but was definitely coming.
Half way through the movie, I was waiting for the tragedy, by the time it was an hour and thirty minutes into it, I was genuinely waiting for the movie to end, I thought the plot got missing at some point and was sort of dragged a bit.
Needless to say, contrary to the 85% of people who shed some serious tears in cinemas across the world, my tear duct was completely dry, but we can all agree on one thing, Lady Gaga is an absolute prodigy! Girl can singggg! And who also knew Mr Cooper could sing even!?
But yea, below are my top 5 lessons from this movie and I wanna hear yours when you’ve watched it or your objections to my own list.
1.Deal with the seemingly small issues that you notice before they grow to monsters you can’t tame
Our Antagonists alcoholism problem didn’t start as pronounced as we saw it towards the end of the movie. It was a habit he had allowed to grow and had nurtured for time and it was only a mater of time before it came and swallowed him. Now is the time to deal with those bad habits we think can’t hurt a fly.
2. Perfect love casts out all fear
There was that scene in the Movie where Gaga wins a whole Grammy and as she stands to appreciate her team for the honour, her high husband walks up to her and he pees himself right there, on the stage.
What is Gaga’s response? She uses her long beautiful dress to cover up his mess, and she attempts to downplay the whole thing. Mind you, this is streaming across International TV.
As far as I am concerned, that is real love, and even after all this, she didn’t leave him. Not for fear of her career or even for her own sanity and reputation. All she cared for and about, was her husband. Perfect love removes fear guys!!! Always.
3. Speak the truth to the one you love
If no one, Gaga had the power, space and influence to get Cooper out of his state. While she actually tried her best, I genuinely feel like she could have done more.
Sometimes, in an attempt to shield the ones we love, we either don’t tell them the truth or we tell them the truth in part.
True love is speaking The truth (The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth) in love, sometimes it’ll hurt, most times it might get messy, but think about it in the light that if I don’t tell them the truth now, the person will pay more gravely for it later.
Cooper was a drunk, an addict and an alcoholic. She could have changed this by telling him simply.
4. When you work with and in God, you work in Purpose
Well, this is not a direct lesson from the movie but it is derived from the movie. Gaga only got to receive a Grammy because she trusted Cooper. She allowed him bring her out of her shell and he, so lovingly nurtured it, till she was confident enough to stand on her own.
God works in really amazing ways, He connects us to the right people, in the right places and at the best times.
Our own is just to Trust and Obey.
5. Don’t let anyone pressure you to do anything! Not even see a movie
Don’t beat me please lol.
But really, I probably would have watched something else that evening had I intentionally planned by seeing trailers and watching reviews.
I told my sister she had to pay me back for the money I spent at the cinema, but generally, I guess it was alright.
For me, its a 4/10 generally (plot and all), but the acting skills and raw emotion of Gaga and Cooper is a very confident 9/10.