Perhaps you’ve heard: A Star Is Born is really, really good. In addition to drawing critical raves and heavy Oscar buzz, the musical melodrama has remained #2 at the domestic box office two weeks in a row, just behind unexpected behemoth Venom (which got terrible reviews).
Many of us have already seen it at least once and haven’t been shy about expressing our love for it online.
There’s one review that stands out in particular, a thoughtful and passionate write-up by Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway.
Also known as “The Only Good Thing About The Otherwise Pedestrian and Totally Lame Ocean’s 8,” Hathaway stresses that Bradley Cooper’s drama is the kind of Hollywood entertainment that doesn’t come around too often.
“We are so fortunate — a ton of worthy, excellent movies are going to come out between now and the end of the year, and our plates are going to become increasingly full,” she continued. “That said, I think A Star is Born is so special, so ambitious, so audacious and so brilliantly human that it shouldn’t just be a news story for one weekend.”
“I keep thinking how we move through things so quickly these days (how could we not?“I know my personal capacity to absorb something new is often maxed out. For example, a movie opens, we are ‘obsessed’ for a weekend, we move on. I do this too: even when I really love something, I get distracted by the next thing, don’t fully digest the experience and I quickly move on, like the world exists only to entertain me, like great art is unlimited, that my consumption of it as an everyday all-you-can eat buffet is acceptable.”
Hathaway says A Star Is Born was nothing short of life-changing for her.
“This film surprised me in the best possible way; it even killed some cynicism that I didn’t know had snuck into my heart,” she says. “I loved it. I hope you see it.”
There’s more. It’s all very eloquent and touching. Maybe Hathaway should start reviewing movies on the reg? This is a better film review than like 60% of the bullsh*t that makes it to Rotten Tomatoes. Check out the Insta post below.
Are you as gaga for A Star Is Born as the rest of us? Do you think it will win Best Picture at the Oscars? Let us know in the comments!