La La Land

La La Land

2.9 938 Ratings

Directed by : Damien Marzette

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The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime...more

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“It soaks you in its magical land of love, music & dreamlike storytelling!”

La La Land Credit & Casting

Ryan Gosling

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La La Land: Review

| by Merkwürdige Liebe |
Rated 3.0 / 5
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Ironic that for a musical, the bits that I enjoyed the most in La La Land are the ones that aren't the musical numbers.
This is a cute little romance about Mia, a barista and an aspiring actress who's failed a number of auditions, and Sebastian, a pianist who wants to make jazz great again.

The film works best as a straight up drama between the two characters; but director Damien Chazelle's approach to the musical numbers in the film is a little too plain and self-congratulatory to truly sparkle.

He employs a rainbow aesthetic that certainly is fun to watch because they simply don't make them like them anymore, but it's too straightforward a throwback - Chazelle doesn't challenge and reimagine the form the way Chi-Raq or Magic Mike XXL did.

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