Cupid's Pulse Article: Movie Review: A Star is BornCupid's Pulse Article: Movie Review: A Star is Born

By Lauren Burczyk

A Star is Born is a musical romantic drama starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. The 2018 version of the movie, produced and directed by Cooper, was originally filmed in 1937, bearing the same film name. In the film, Cooper plays Jack Maine, a country music phenomenon with a serious drug and alcohol problem. He meets Gaga who plays Ally, an aspiring singer, at a drag bar. After being amazed by her performance, Jack invites her to go on tour with him. The two quickly fall in love and when Jack, despite his ongoing personal demons, asks Ally to marry him, they have a celebrity wedding the same day. Get your box of tissues ready and hold your partner tight because this gut-wrenching, passionate love story about this celebrity couple will leave you in tears. Read our movie review to learn who to take!

A Star is Born is the perfect love story for your next date night!

Should you see it: If you’re looking for a movie with a captivating romance, excellent performances, and you enjoy emotional, heartfelt stories, then this one’s for you!

Who to take: Take someone you don’t mind getting emotional in front of. Your significant other would be a great choice, or take your best friend. I would advise against taking young children or making this your choice for a first date.

Cupid’s Advice:

We’re inspired by the unconditional love that is felt between Jack and Ally. It can be tough when you love someone that has personal demons that they are trying to deal with. Cupid has some relationship advice on how to support your partner in their time of need:

1. Try not to be an enabler: If you and your partner were regulars at the local bar, it’s time to make that habit a thing of the past. For your partner to get over their addiction, they have to stay away from anything that can entice their behavior.

Related Link: Relationship Advice: How to Cope with a Loved One Who Is an Addict

2. Stop making excuses for them: For your partner to get better, it’s important for you to stop allowing them to skip family gatherings or not come to the phone when their mother calls. It’s best that you don’t try to handle this all on your own, so including other family members on treatment plans is a good idea.

Related Link: Relationship Advice: Don’t Let Distance & Lifestyle End Your Relationship

3. Attend therapy sessions together: The last thing on your mind may be couples therapy, but it actually can help and may prevent your relationship from suffering. Remind your partner that you’re in this together and that you would like to keep your relationship strong.

Have you helped your partner through a difficult time? Share some of your advice below!