A Star is Born 1976
A Star is Born ★★ 1976 (R)
Miserable update of the 1937 and 1954 classics permitting Ms. Streisand to showcase her hit song “Evergreen.” The tragic story of one rock star (the relentlessly un-hip Streisand) on her way to the top and another (good old boy Kristofferson) whose career is in decline. Kristofferson is miscast, Streisand eventually numbing, but film may interest those looking into big-budget, big-star misfires. D Watch Closely Now; Spanish Lies; Hellacious Acres; With One More Look At You; Woman in the Moon; Queen Bee; Everything; Crippled Cow; I Believe in Love. 140m/C VHS, DVD . Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Paul Mazursky, Gary Busey, Sally Kirkland, Oliver Clark, Marta Heflin, Robert Englund; D: Frank Pierson; W: Frank Pierson, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne; C: Robert L. Surtees; M: Paul Williams. Oscars '76: Song (“Evergreen”); Golden Globes '77: Actor—Mus./Comedy (Kristofferson), Actress—Mus./ Comedy (Streisand), Film—Mus./Comedy, Song (“Evergreen”), Score.