Sam Elliot

A Star is Born (2018)

a-star-is-born-2018

A Star is Born (2018)

Director:

Bradley Cooper

Starring:

Bradley Cooper

Lady Gaga

Sam Elliot

Plot:

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Review:

Yeah…this movie wasn’t for me. I liked the music, for the most part, but just could not get invested in the characters and as soon as I figured out what was going to happen to Bradley Cooper’s character I checked out.

Lady Gaga is a normal person, with a normal job, that happens to sing at a small drag club once a week. Bradley Cooper is a country western star with a hearing problem and a serious alcoholic. Drunk and wanting more Cooper shows up at the bar Lady Gaga performs at and decides she’s got talent.

Next thing you know she’s a star, they’re getting married, and he’s getting worse. Dude needed some serious therapy, eventually gets some but recovers just enough to take his own life.

Definitely not a happy ending and I’m not sure what the message here was either. I think I would have liked it better if it had just focused on one of them, instead of both. Just wasn’t my cup of tea.

2/5

Advertisements

Road House (1989)

roadhouse

Directed By:

Rowdy Herrington

Starring:

Patrick Swayze

Kelly Lynch

Sam Elliot

Synopsis:

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Review:

After almost nine years together my husband was recently surprised when I told him I hadn’t watched Roadhouse. Luckily for us it happens to be available to watch on Netflix Instant. It was pretty good. I saw lots of boobs, though he assures me some were fake. We both agree we couldn’t understand why anyone would want fake boobs that small. I made the mistake of turning away from the TV just seconds before Patrick Swayze’s butt was on screen. Since it’s such a hassle to rewind on the PlayStation I did not get to see it in all its glory. I did get to see his weird looking belly button though. Sam Elliot was in the movie, which I was unaware of, and was awesome. I love Sam Elliot he’s so manly. Swoon.

Liked the action, liked how ridiculous the story was, and **Spoiler** he rips a dudes throat out! Holy shit that was awesome, and while foreshadowed at the beginning of the movie, totally unexpected from the guy in Dirty Dancing.

3.5/5 stars