Weeks before my flight to Korea, I was already feeling super excited to be back home for winter break. One of the things I was looking forward to was watching a movie called A Star is Born.
I first heard about this movie through my friend Hannah. We share similar taste in music and movies in general, so when she sent me the trailer for this movie, I could not help but feel excited. Musical movies tend to be my favorite genre, which heightened my excitement even further.
It was quite unfortunate that I couldn’t just run off to a movie theater to watch it since I was at Blair. So the very day I landed in Korea, I went out with my friend to watch the movie.
It was quite incredible. The movie revolves around a struggling artist, Ally, who runs into a renowned musician, Jackson. Jackson immediately recognizes Ally’s potential when he sees her performance at a nightclub, and he is able to give Ally new and bigger opportunities. The two are also quick to develop a romantic relationship wherein they create music and a life together.
Little did Ally and the crowd know the struggles of the prominent artist. Jackson was suffering from a severe addiction to alcohol and drugs, which eventually takes an emotional toll on him. I will not share further details because I don’t want to spoil it and prevent others from watching this phenomenal movie.
Nonetheless, the overall message of the movie was impactful. I strongly recommend that people take time to watch A Star Is Born, for it lets its audience reflect on what is worth valuing in life and encourages them to look out for those who love them.