Movie info from RT:
Written and directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
- First of all, I would like to disclose that one of my most favorite movie of all time is a musical. I love Singing in the Rain so much (that’s why Debbie Reynold’s recent death broke my heart in the most unimaginable way possible).
- That being said, I don’t think La La Land is for everyone. If you’re not a fan of musical, you probably won’t like this movie so much.
- Yes, I LOVE this movie so much.
- This movie is always compared to Singing in the Rain, but I don’t think it’s fair for both films. Each have their own personalities.
- Could Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling be this generation’s Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly. No. I think no one could be Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly.
- Both Emma and Ryan brought their A-games, but Emma stole the show for me.
- I don’t think I need to get into details how awesome Emma and Ryan’s chemistry was.
- I especially ADORED the montage at the near end of the movie. It was perfectly done. The message was sublime. It was an absolutely delight (and a heartbreak) to watch. Bravo.
- The technical aspect of the movie is also impressive, although I got a little dizzy on a couple of shots. I got a little bit of a vertigo bite.
- I really, really like La La Land because I was still thinking about it days after I watched it. I think it was the ending, or the realness of this movie even if it’s a musical.
Since this is the first movie of all the nominees I watched, I would say that this is a strong contender – like I wouldn’t be mad if this won the best picture award. The heart-felt story, solid performances and impressive technical aspects pretty much made La La Land worthy to be a crowd-favorite.