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Star Is Born

1 rating: 5.0
A movie directed by Frank Pierson

Two rock superstars play out their lives against the high pressure background of big-time rock and roll. Streisand's singing adds luster to a familiar script. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Song Score. Academy Awards: Best Song ("Evergreen"). … see full wiki

Director: Frank Pierson
Release Date: 1976
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Star Is Born

Star is Born ~ ARE YOU WATCHING ME NOW, WATCH CLOSELY NOW

  • Oct 24, 2000
Rating:
+5
Pros: Songs. songs, songs

Cons: still don't like Evergreen

Babs and Kris, two sides of a coin, a perfect match for this timely tale. Remade several times over the years with always a stellar cast, the idea that love can solve all problems is still the goal of the world.

John Norman Howard (Kris) - rebel with a cause - is one drink and one snort away from the grave. Though a noted star in his time, the bottle, drugs and his attitude have taken a toll on his ability to secure a gig. Tired to the bone, wanting some time to himself, he drops into a little club and meets Esther(Babs) - upcoming star.

Love blooms, life moves on, marriage, happiness - blah, blah, blah. Of course nothing is as it seems. Esther is flying to the top and John is shooting to the bottom but she believes in him and he believes in her.

In his attempt to make her successful, he realizes he must let her go and the only way he can do it is to end his life.

Barbra's vocal performance in this vehicle is outstanding. It is probably one of the best times in her life - the music is free and easy, she is vibrant, vocal and rockin'. She looks and sounds good. Kris, though not always one of my favorites, plays this role a little close to life (indeed says it made him realize just how far he was sinking). His gritty vocal style was great for this story.

Babs final song in the movie is heart wrenching and upbeat at the same time. She is saying goodbye to her love and hello to her life. In all, a fantastic movie



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