Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Premiere Scored An Eight Minute Standing Ovation

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Some would say extreme weather-related events were an omen. But for Lady Gaga‘s much-anticipated A Star Is Born premiere, it seems like storms are a good luck sign.

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The Venice Film Festival held the first screening of the Bradley Cooper-helmed drama, but the screening was interrupted due to a lightning strike, which literally HIT THE CINEMA. According to Variety, the strike blew out a projector bulb, causing a 15 minute delay before the film began again once power was restored.

Now that the film’s finally screened, the reviews are flooding in – especially on social media. And DAMN, this has to be a must-see.

Multiple Tweets are reporting a 8-10 minute standing ovation for the cast, with Gaga in particular being praised for taking on the iconic Barbara Streisand role.

An overwhelmingly positive response has been seen on Twitter in general.

Early critic reviews are also positive, with Variety’s Owen Gleiberman calling it “A transcendent Hollywood movie.”