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And the Oscar goes to … Sam Elliott?!?!? (an A Star Is Born review) | ChrisMaverick dotcom
It's all about the supporting actor... I happened to check in on Facebook at the movie theater when I went to see the new remake of A Star Is Born and I got an interesting comment from a friend of my wife's that it "doesn't seem your type of movie." I found that funny. If you really know me, you might guess that this is exactly my type of movie. For one thing... it's a movie... and I'll watch pretty much any movie. But that said, we're definitely moving into Oscar season now, and this movie had Oscar bait all over it. And I love Oscar bait. And that's what this was... in the best possible way. It was a heavy, melodramatic love story with two strong leads who were acting their asses off. It was touching. It was poignant. I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me. This is a movie made for one person, and his name is Oscar. The only thing that could have made this more Oscar bait is if it had been a biopic. Though honestly, as the fourth version of this story (three of which are good),