A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
  • PG
  • 2h 56m
  • 1954
Fresh98%
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Academy Award winner Judy Garland stars as a young nightclub singer who becomes a star but loses the man she loves--who will not allow himself to hinder her rise to fame once A Star is Born. The career of talented nightclub singer Esther Blodgett (Garland--The Wizard of Oz) is launched by movie star Norman Maine (James Mason), who also wins the young singer's heart. Esther becomes leading lady Vicki Lester and Mrs. Norman Maine, but as Maine's career flounders, he sinks into an abyss of alcoholism. Esther chooses to sacrifice her stardom to care for her husband, but he will not allow Esther to abandon her dreams for him.

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Critics Consensus: A Star is Born is a movie of grand scope and intimate moments, featuring Judy Garland's possibly greatest performance.
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Award-winning musical tragedy with alcoholism at its core.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that A Star Is Born is an award-winning musical with a serious story about alcoholism at its core. While the film depicts the wondrous rise to stardom of a talented, earnest young woman, it also shows the decline and ultimate tragedy of her self-destructive husband and mentor. It's about alcoholism and the deadly results of one man's addiction. Instances of drunkenness are plentiful and, given the time period in which the characters live, there is frequent smoking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 29, 1954
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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