Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, Sam Elliott, Rebecca Field
Romantic musical drama directed and co-written by Bradley Cooper, in his directorial debut. The story follows seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer, until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.REVIEWS
Jackson Maine: You’re going to live in the old days.
Jackson Maine: Could I ask you a personal question?
Jackson Maine: Do you write songs or anything?
Ally: I don’t sing my own songs.
Jackson Maine: Why?
Ally: I just don’t feel comfortable.
Jackson Maine: Why wouldn’t you feel comfortable?
Ally: Because like almost every single person that I’ve come in contact with in the music industry has told me that my nose is too big and that I won’t make it.
Jackson Maine: Your nose is beautiful. Are you showing me your nose right now?
Jackson Maine: You don’t have to show it to me. I’ve been looking at it all night.
Ally: Oh, come on. No, you’re not.
Jackson Maine: Oh, I’m going to be thinking about your nose for a very long time.
Ally: You’re full of shit.
Jackson Maine: I’m not full of shit.
Ally: Yeah, you are.
Jackson Maine: I’m telling you the truth.
Ally: Yeah, you’re full of shit.
Jackson Maine: Can I touch your nose?
Ally: Oh, my gosh.
Jackson Maine: Let me just touch it for a second.
[he slides his finger down her nose]
Jackson Maine: You’re very lucky.
Ally: Oh, really?
Jackson Maine: Mm-hmm.
Ally: Yeah, not really, that my nose has not made me lucky.
Jackson Maine: Look, talent comes everywhere, but having something to say and a way to say it so that people listen to it, that’s a whole other bag. And unless you get out and you try to do it, you’ll never know. That’s just the truth. And there’s one reason we’re supposed to be here is to say something so people want to hear. So you got to grab it, and you don’t apologize, and you don’t worry about why they’re listening, or how long they’re going to be listening for, you just tell them what you want to say. Don’t you understand what I’m trying to tell you?
Ally: Yeah, I do. I don’t like it, but I understand it.
Jackson Maine: Oh, I think you like it a little bit.
Ally: [singing] Tell me something important. Aren’t you tired of trying to fill that void? What do you need more? Ain’t it hard keeping it so hardcore?
Jackson Maine: Is that me?
Ally: That’s you.
Jackson Maine: Did you just write that now?
Jackson Maine: Pretty good.
Ally: I started writing this song the other day. Maybe that could work, like as a chorus or something.
[she gets up in front of Jackson and starts singing]
Ally: I’m off the deep end. Watch as I dive in. I never the meet the ground. Crash through the surface, where they can’t hurt us. We’re far from the shallow now.
Jackson Maine: Can I tell you a secret?
[Ally looks over to him]
Jackson Maine: I think you might be a songwriter. And don’t worry, I won’t tell anybody. But I’m not very good at keeping secrets.
Jackson Maine: Hey?
Jackson Maine: I just wanted to take another look at you.
Jackson Maine: Here’s what you’re going to do. You’re going to sing that song that I love.
Ally: No, I can’t do that. I’m sorry.
Jackson Maine: Here we go. Here we go.
[he tries to drag her onto the stage]
Ally: No. Stop this, it’s not funny Jack.
Jackson Maine: Look at me. All you got to do is test it. That’s all you got to do.
Bobby: Music is essentially any note between twelve octaves. Twelve notes and the octave repeats. It’s the same story told over and over. All that the artist can offer the world is how they see those twelve notes.
[Jackson has passed out on the side of the road in some bushes]
Noodles: Jack, I feel like we’ve done this before. I didn’t think we’d do it so soon, man. Come on, bro. get up.
[he helps Jackson stand]
Noodles: Alright. There we go.
Noodles: [to Jackson] You know, there’s something about when we started playing, I always knew like you were going to do something, that you’d be alright. This is the first time I’m worried about you. Maybe she’s aware. You know, it’s like, I don’t know, you float out, float out at sea, and then one day you find a port, say, “I’m going to stay here a few days.” A few days becomes a few years. And then you forgot where you were going in the first place. And then you realize you don’t really give a shit about where you was going because you like where you’re at.
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