I did ask what the movie was about at one point and got my answer within 20 minutes. It's definitely a slow burn, but you have to let it take its time.
I will be listening to the soundtrack for the next week because the movie has some amazing music. Bradley Cooper does a great job singing, acting, and directing here, but huge props to Lady Gaga for being able to cry on camera. Cooper had one "cry" scene and didn't even shed a single tear. Watch A Star Is Born, really good stuff.
The music and visuals are great but the story is lacking a true driving force