Bradley Cooper’s retread lacks for genuine chemistry between Cooper and Gaga onscreen. I know, I know, they ‘connected’ offscreen for a rumored romance, but perhaps they should have filmed some of that to document genuine emotion. I found this vanity project by Cooper a poorly written wannabe tear-jerker, one that halfway through made for excruciating viewing. I think I only finished because I thought it would get better. It didn’t. Gaga’s lack of acting experience is apparent, and what’s up with that gravelly voice Cooper is throwing? It’s almost as if he’s trying to channel Kris Kristofferson is the other A STAR IS BORN. The actors profanity-laced dialogue is not good writing and, when they deliver their lines, you can tell they think they’re both going to get Oscars. If you want to watch how not to make a film and write, then this flick’s for you.

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