Parents, You Should NOT Take Your Kids to See A Star Is Born, No Matter How Good It Is
A Star Is Born is 100 percent the best new movie I've seen in quite some time, and I'm calling it now, it's going to win all of the Oscars this coming award season. But despite the beautiful, heartbreaking, emotional film being one of the most amazing — in a bittersweet way — that I've seen, it is definitely not one to take the kids to.
The tragic love story features Bradley Cooper as Jackson, a famous musician and addict who discovers Ally (Lady Gaga) in a drag bar he stumbles into looking for an alcohol fix after a gig. After hearing Ally sing, it's clear Jack's completely and utterly smitten with her, and he decides to help advance her music career by convincing her to sing on stage with him and taking her out on the rest of his tour. Although the general premise seems innocent enough, Jack's addictions and struggles with his family life are at the forefront of this film, and the back half of the over two-hour running time has some seriously dark moments.
If you're thinking of taking your kid to see this film with you, I wouldn't recommend bringing any teen under the age of 17 or 18, but you know your child and what they can handle best, so read ahead if you're considering a family movie date.
Warning: MAJOR spoilers for A Star Is Born lie ahead.