It’s been four months to the day since Ally and Jackson Maine first blessed us with their big screen love story in A Star Is Born. That’s 18 weeks of humming “Always Remember Us This Way” on repeat; 91 days of replaying Bradley Cooper stroking Lady Gaga’s nose in my head over and over again; 3,024 hours of debating whether or not I should just give in and buy that $35 “Jackson Maine Live In Concert” merch tee. It’s been quite a ride.
Thankfully, the time of having to rely on the aaaAHHh AHHHhhh hAHHHHHaaaH viral trailer for a quick fix has come to an end.
The bad news is that the chances of the film winning Best Picture aren't looking so good. The good news is that you can catch up on the film beforehand. That means replaying Jackson Maine buying frozen peas under the fluorescent lights of a local supermarket turned major cinema landmark. (And if you skip past “Scene 98” — you know, the one where Jackson tells Ally she’s “just fuckin’ ugly” — no judgment. That moment’s hard on all of us. And on the soundtrack.)