Traditional Hollywood style storytelling and editing. No surprises here.
The beginning of act two is spellbinding and it's wonderful to see Cooper and Gaga sing together. Truly wonderful honeymoon phase.
Jumps in time feel off at some points. The meteoric rise of Ally's fame doesn't feel as organic as other elements of the film (Jack's relationship with his brother, Ally meeting Jack, singing/songwriting).
In this way, I felt like the film did not live up to its own gravitas. It…