A Star Is Born

Synopsis: Talented rock star John Norman Howard has seen his career begin to decline. Too many years of concerts and managers and life on the road have made him cynical and the monotony has taken its toll. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. As one of his songs in the movie says "I'm gonna take you girl, I'm gonna show you how." And he does. He shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent.
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Director(s): Frank Pierson
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
139 min

I want a moment of peace.

Son of a b*tch!

You ain't going dry while I'm around.

I'm Marty, this is Sheila.

She's a big fan of yours.

I saw you on TV,

I thought you were lousy...

but Sheila, she really liked you.

Didn't you, Sheila?

I thought he was okay.

- Let's listen to the song, man, it's great.

- That's sh*t.

John Norman, why don't you

go up there and sing us a song.

I can't, they're working.

Don't tell me about work, superstar.

I work for a living!

- Shut up and let the lady sing.

- Shut up your goddamn self.

She only bought every album

you ever made.

She paid for those clothes.

Now get up there and sing her a song!

Not tonight, Sheila.

Just what the hell

is that supposed to mean?

It means this drink ain't worth it, friend.

What the hell is going on?

That's a hell of a way to act.

- Okay. Everybody's out!

- He didn't sing for me.

Everybody out.

Pay your checks at the door.

We have to close for the night.

Esther, don't forget your sweater.

See you, guys.

- Through the back.

- Sing for me.

- Wait up.

- He'll sing for you in the car.

- Hey, Mo!

- Look you better get out of here fast!

- I ain't going without you.

- What?

I don't even know you.

I know you, but I don't know you.

Talk to me then.

Let's get inside. It's raining.

- I have to go home. Don't be silly.

- We'll drive you.

- Get in the car. We're getting wet.

- Wait a minute here.

Come on, go on, get out of here.

Just once,

I'd like to go someplace without a hassle.

- You're not responsible, right?

- I wish I was invisible.

You can really be invisible in this thing.

Want your bottle back?

- Oh, God, here they come.

- Hit it, Mo, here comes the posse.

Stop driving around here, you shithead.

- Come on back, honey.

- I'll beat you, man.

- Can we go to the car now?

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John Gregory Dunne

John Gregory Dunne (May 25, 1932 – December 30, 2003) was an American novelist, screenwriter and literary critic. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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