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  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Musical | Romance
  • Release Date: 16 December 2016 (USA)
  • Runtime: 128 min
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)
  • Director: Damien Chazelle
  • Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt |See full cast & crew »
  • Original Music By: Justin Hurwitz (score composed by)
  • Soundtrack: Someone in the Crowd
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X) | Dolby Atmos
  • Plot Keyword: Actress | Aspiring Actress | Musician | Bar | Party

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  • Damien Chazelle (written by)

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  • Was at one point set to star Miles Teller and Emma Watson. La La Land 2016 Teller was dropped from the project in favor of Ryan Gosling, while Watson dropped out to pursue other projects. La La Land 2016 125 of 126 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Emma Watson turned down the role of Mia due to scheduling conflicts with Beauty and the Beast (2017), while Ryan Gosling turned down the role of the Beast in that film to appear in this film, coincidentally both are musicals. La La Land 2016 224 of 229 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • According to composer Justin Hurwitz all of piano featured in the film was first recorded by pianist Randy Kerber during pre-production. La La Land 2016 Ryan Gosling then spent two hours a day, six days a week in piano lessons learning the music by heart. La La Land 2016 By the time filming had begun, Gosling was able to play all of the piano sequences seen in the film without the use of a hand double or CGI. La La Land 2016 62 of 63 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This will be third movie co-starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. La La Land 2016 They previously worked together on Crazy, Stupid, Love. La La Land 2016 (2011) and Gangster Squad (2013). La La Land 2016 79 of 90 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Both Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling were slated to act in Focus (2015) but dropped out. La La Land 2016 Their roles later went to Margot Robbie and Will Smith. La La Land 2016 35 of 39 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • J.K. La La Land 2016 Simmons and director Damien Chazelle worked together before in Whiplash (2014), this being their second collaboration. La La Land 2016 31 of 35 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The movie premiered at Venice Film Festival on 31 August 2016. La La Land 2016 24 of 27 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • It is rumored that the previously cast Miles Teller had lost the lead role in this film due to his performance in the critically panned Fantastic Four (2015) reboot. La La Land 2016 48 of 58 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The opening number “Traffic” was shot over three weekends on a real Los Angeles highway. La La Land 2016 Multiple camera tricks were used to make it seem like one seamless shot. La La Land 2016 6 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The film was shot in eight weeks over the course of summer 2015. La La Land 2016 5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

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La La Land (2016) Plot: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. La La Land 2016 Full summary » | »

La La Land (2016) Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. La La Land 2016 Written byEirini

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  • Fred Berger known as producer (produced by)
  • Gary Gilbert known as producer (produced by)
  • Jeffrey Harlacker known as associate producer
  • Jordan Horowitz known as producer (produced by)
  • Mike Jackson known as executive producer
  • John Legend known as executive producer
  • Thad Luckinbill known as executive producer
  • Trent Luckinbill known as executive producer
  • Marc Platt known as producer (produced by)
  • Bo Shen known as associate co-producer
  • Molly Smith known as executive producer
  • Ty Stiklorius known as executive producer

La La Land (2016) Movie Free Download HD FullCast & Crew:

  • Ryan Gosling known as Sebastian
  • Emma Stone known as Mia
  • Amiée Conn known as Famous Actress
  • Terry Walters known as Linda (Coffee Shop Manager)
  • Thom Shelton known as Coffee Spiller
  • Cinda Adams known as Casting Director (First Audition)
  • Callie Hernandez known as Tracy
  • Jessica Rothe known as Alexis
  • Sonoya Mizuno known as Caitlin
  • Rosemarie DeWitt known as Laura
  • J.K. La La Land 2016 Simmons known as Bill
  • Claudine Claudio known as Karen (Waitress)
  • Jason Fuchs known as Carlo
  • D.A. La La Land 2016 Wallach known as ’80’s Singer
  • Trevor Lissauer known as Valet
  • Olivia Hamilton known as Bree (Gluten Free Girl)
  • Anna Chazelle known as Sarah (Pilot Casting Assistant)
  • Marius De Vries known as Clyde (Pilot Director) (as Marius de Vries)
  • Finn Wittrock known as Greg
  • Josh Pence known as Josh
  • Nicole Coulon known as Josh’s Fiancée
  • Damon Gupton known as Harry
  • John Legend known as Keith
  • Christopher Michael Stevens known as Malcolm
  • Keith Harris known as Cole
  • Kaveh Rastegar known as Tom
  • Shaylah J. La La Land 2016 Stevens known as Echo Backup Singer
  • Natalie Imani known as Echo Backup Singer
  • Briana Lee known as Echo Backup Singer
  • David Douglas known as Radio DJ
  • Miles Anderson known as Alistair (Photographer)
  • Bobo Chang known as Photographer’s Assistant (as Robert Chang)
  • Meagen Fay known as Mia’s Mom
  • Robert Haynes known as Angry Neighbor
  • John Hindman known as Frank (Director)
  • Valarie Rae Miller known as Amy Brandt
  • Nicole Wolf known as Amy Brandt’s Assistant
  • Corrin Evans known as New Barista
  • Kiff VandenHeuvel known as New Coffee Shop Manager (as Kiff Vanden Heuvel)
  • Tom Everett Scott known as David
  • Camryn Ray Cavaliero known as Mia’s Daughter
  • Zoë Hall known as Chelsea
  • Dempsey Pappion known as Seb’s Jazz Club Employee
  • Eddie Clifton known as Seb’s Drummer (as Clifton ‘Fou Fou’ Eddie)
  • Cal Bennett known as Seb’s Sax Player
  • Nerda Wheeler known as Seb’s Bassist
  • Javier Gonzalez known as Seb’s Trumpeter
  • Khirye Tyler known as Seb’s Pianst
  • Arthur Horowitz known as Fantasy Baby
  • Jillian Meyers known as Assistant Cherographer
  • Michael Riccio known as Assistant Cherographer
  • Reshma Gajjar known as Traffic Dancer – Girl #1
  • Hunter Hamilton known as Traffic Dancer – 1st Man
  • Damian Gomez known as Traffic Dancer – 2nd Man
  • Candice Coke known as Traffic Dancer – Girl #2
  • Amanda Balen known as Traffic Dancer – Conductor
  • Mecca Vazie Andrews known as Traffic Dancer (as Mecca Andrews)
  • Lou Becker known as Traffic Dancer
  • Doran Butler known as Traffic Dancer
  • Matt Cady known as Traffic Dancer
  • Dominic Chaiduang known as Traffic Dancer
  • Cindera Che known as Traffic Dancer
  • Carol Connors known as Traffic Dancer
  • Patrick Cook known as Traffic Dancer
  • Aaron Cooke known as Traffic Dancer (as Aaron ‘Duece’ Cooke)
  • Tiffany Daniels known as Traffic Dancer
  • Bubba Dean Rambo known as Traffic Dancer (as Bubba Dean)
  • Nick Drago known as Traffic Dancer
  • Shaun Evaristo known as Traffic Dancer
  • Dana Fukagawa known as Traffic Dancer
  • Daniel Gaymon known as Traffic Dancer
  • Liz Imperio known as Traffic Dancer
  • Casey Johansen known as Traffic Dancer
  • Cristan Judd known as Traffic Dancer
  • Yoori Kim known as Traffic Dancer
  • Marissa Labog known as Traffic Dancer
  • Stephanie Landwehr known as Traffic Dancer
  • Chris Moss known as Traffic Dancer
  • Clarice Ordaz known as Traffic Dancer
  • Nathan Prevost known as Traffic Dancer
  • Bradley M. La La Land 2016 Rapier known as Traffic Dancer (as Bradley Rapier)
  • Britt Stewart known as Traffic Dancer
  • Melinda Sullivan known as Traffic Dancer
  • Dana Wilson known as Traffic Dancer
  • Terrance Yates known as Traffic Dancer
  • Tracy Shibata known as Hollywood Party Dancer – Girl #1
  • Dominque Domingo known as Hollywood Party Dancer – Girl #2
  • Asiel Hardison known as Hollywood Party Dancer – Agent #1
  • Corey Anderson known as Hollywood Party Dancer – Agent #2
  • Nick Baga known as Hollywood Party Dancer – Agent #3
  • Scott Hislop known as Hollywood Party Dancer – Creepy Guy
  • Leah Adler known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Noel Bajandas known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Khasan Brailsford known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Denzel Chisolm known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Montana Efaw known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Krystal Ellsworth known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Natalie Gilmore known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Shannon Holtzapffel known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Galen Hooks known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Jeremy Hudson known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Morgan Larson known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • George Lawrence Jr. La La Land 2016 known as Hollywood Party Dancer (as George Lawrence)
  • Sarah Mitchell known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Kc Monnie known as Hollywood Party Dancer (as KC Monnie)
  • Scott Myrick known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Cassidy Noblett known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Brittany Parks known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Victor Rojas known as Hollywood Party Dancer
  • Anthony Bellissimo known as Echo Dancer
  • Ryan Ramirez known as Echo Dancer
  • Catalina Rendic known as Echo Dancer
  • Bryan Tanaka known as Echo Dancer
  • Ava Bernstine known as Restaurant Dancer
  • Mario Diaz known as Restaurant Dancer
  • Quinn Lipton known as Restaurant Dancer
  • Gakenia Muigai known as Restaurant Dancer
  • Michael Stein known as Restaurant Dancer
  • Becca Sweitzer known as Restaurant Dancer
  • Samantha Abrantes known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Monie Adamson known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Matthew Aylward known as Epilogue Dancer
  • McKenzie Anderson known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Sybil Azur known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Demian Boergadine known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Pamela Chu known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Lexie Contursi known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Mallauri Esquibel known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Michael Higgins known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Tara Nicole Hughes known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Chris Jarosz known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Kayla Kalbfleisch known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Matthew Kazmierczak known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Paul Kirkland known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Megan Lawson known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Anthony Marciona known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Michael Munday known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Martha Nichols known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Ryan Novak known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Brandon O’Neal known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Bill Prudich known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Eartha Robinson known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Robert Roldan known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Julie Schmid known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Chelsea Thedinga known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Danny Valle known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Gustavo Vargas known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Emily Williams known as Epilogue Dancer
  • Christopher Aber known as Cowboy (uncredited)
  • Melvin LaThomas Brimm known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Cameron Brinkman known as Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Ashley Caple known as The Beautiful Butterfly (uncredited)
  • Morgan Cohen known as Kissing Couple (uncredited)
  • Tommy Cooley known as Kissing Couple (uncredited)
  • Jenna Curtis known as Waitress (uncredited)
  • Vince Donvito known as Coffee Guy (uncredited)
  • Steffen Dziczek known as Moviegoer (uncredited)
  • Kristin Elliott known as Audition Actress #3 (uncredited)
  • Amanda Fields known as Red Head Actress (uncredited)
  • Jordan Ray Fox known as Nathan (uncredited)
  • Susie Ganiere known as Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Ana Flavia Gavlak known as Young Actress (uncredited)
  • Milica Govich known as Coffee Shop Customer #2 (uncredited)
  • Destinee Handly known as Barista (uncredited)
  • Darrell Keith Harris known as Swing Dancer (uncredited)
  • Courtney Hart known as Hollywood Starlet (uncredited)
  • Holly Houk known as Kissing Couple (uncredited)
  • Jesse Houk known as Kissing Couple (uncredited)
  • Noah James known as Young Man (uncredited)
  • Frederick Keeve known as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Kelly Kennedy known as Bubblegum Girl (uncredited)
  • Trent Kerpsack known as Sailor (uncredited)
  • David Kieran known as Theater Owner (uncredited)
  • Shannon Klein known as Pretty Actress (uncredited)
  • Andrea Lareo known as Casting Assistant (uncredited)
  • Shannon Leann known as Hollywood Starlet (uncredited)
  • Jacques Lesure known as Club Jazz Guitarist (uncredited)
  • Anna Lunberry known as Publicist (uncredited)
  • Hemky Madera known as Jimmy (uncredited)
  • April Martucci known as Audition Girl (uncredited)
  • Lynn Moore known as Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Kaye L. La La Land 2016 Morris known as Producer’s Girlfriend (uncredited)
  • Margaret Newborn known as Jazz Club Goer (uncredited)
  • Crystal Nichol known as Audition actress (uncredited)
  • James O’Connor known as Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Tommy Otis known as Extra – Robert Evans (uncredited)
  • Andres Perez-Molina known as Coffee Shop Customer (uncredited)
  • Clarence Robinson known as Lighthouse Bass Player (uncredited)
  • Sandra Rosko known as Dream Audience (uncredited)
  • Kristin Slaysman known as Coffee Shop Customer (uncredited)
  • Caroline Jaden Stussi known as Espresso Coffee Shop Customer (uncredited)
  • Ottavio Taddei known as Swing Dancer (uncredited)
  • Jeremy Nathan Tisser known as Freeway Truck Musician (uncredited)
  • Patty Tobin known as Casting Director (uncredited)
  • Dapo Torimiro known as Jazz Club Guitar Player (uncredited)
  • Nadia Tumanova known as Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Heather Turman known as Young Man’s Date (uncredited)
  • Phillip E. La La Land 2016 Walker known as Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Nilla Elizabeth Watkins known as Coffee Shop Customer (uncredited)
  • Stephen Michael-Charles White known as Pool Jumper (uncredited)
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  1. Erik Q ( from Santa Barbra says:

    An observatory, a boulevard, a bridge, a downtown trolley, all make upfilming locations of the new film “La La Land”. These locations areiconic, yet remain unnamed throughout the film. The sum of theselocations create the city of Los Angeles. Any meaningful production isa sum of its cast members and in the case of “La La Land” there is nodifference. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) come togetherto create a wonderful production, but a lesser known yet ever presentcast member is the city itself. Throughout the epic musical sequences,the city in its whole is either visible or represented by its historicstreet lights. Some might argue that the city is a backdrop to thesongs and dancing of Sebastian and Mia but the city itself takes centerstage with the vibrancy of a leading man. It lends its beauty to bedanced upon by Sebastian and Mia without relinquishing its hold asbeing the center of attention.

    Mia being a minor actress in Hollywood goes to casting calls wherethose auditioning look the same. This image of Hollywood conformitylends itself to the character of Sebastian who has to change hisperformance identity much in the same way Mia has done in order to fitin and make a living in the beast that is Hollywood. With this beingsaid the performances of Mia and Sebastian are one of a kind, lendingitself to a sort of fantasy adaptation of falling in love. The imageryof the film stops at nothing to convey the idea of love and the conceptof a soulmate, while the business aspects of Hollywood coupled with thenecessity of survival keeps the two characters at odds. The filmrepresents a city, a city that often times is at odds with itself; acity that identifies talent based on familiarity rather than the uniqueand often overlooked aspects that create it. Ultimately “La La Land” isa story about conforming and not conforming and the gains that can behad in between. LA is marketed as the land of dreams, yet is oftenoverlooked and stacked on a pile of dreams that will never come tofruition.

    The film explores the idea of “what if”, and tackles the idea of aworking Hollywood versus a Hollywood where the idea of art isparamount. “La La Land” focuses on the idea of money versus art, andshows that nobel aspects of creativity are often ignored to focus onthe monetary aspects of the industry while leaving behind the very artthat drove them in the first place. The movie is very much paced in therealm of Hollywood where the cadence of the film is action packed withall the fervor of a young person entering Hollywood for the first time,yet as Mia and Sebastian learn the inter-workings of Hollywood the filmslows down to reflect the realities that are faced when having tojuggle income and art.

    “La La Land” reignites a fire that has been lost from a Hollywood thatis so focused on relaunches and reboots. It’s refreshing to see atotally unique film, especially one that grasps the nature of Hollywoodand Los Angeles in such an unconventional way. The singing, the dancingand cinematography move in perfect concert to give the appearance ofsomething larger than life. The long musical sequences often border onthe surreal, taking the shape of a wonderful dream with dance numbersin the clouds and in the stars. Yet at times the pacing of the filmseems to trail off to a point of being boring, this is quicklyremedied, but remains an aspect that should be looked at in editing.

    Watching “La La Land” is like being awake during a wondrous dream,there is something unique and magical about the chemistry between Miaand Sebastian as well as the visuals of Los Angeles that surround them.As he sits at his piano, Sebastian sweetly and softly sings Mia a lovesong, a powerful couple of lines that represent love, art and life.”City of Stars, are you shining just for me, City of Stars there somuch that I can see, Who knows is this the start of something wonderfuland new, Or one more dream that I cannot make true.” With “La La Land”a dream has come true, and made its way onto the big screen.

  2. Xandercell from Canada says:

    I had been anticipating this movie since i am such a big fan ofWhiplash, hearing that it would be a musical only made me more curiousto see what Damien Chazelle had in store for us, so i was reallyexcited when i was able to score tickets to a screening at Tiff.

    I came away very impressed, I’m not sure if i would call this amasterpiece (yet) but its certainly close, Damien Chazelle hasbrilliantly crafted a beautiful film, a great achievement and trulydeserves to be seen by even the harshest skeptic, Chazelle is startingto show that he is one of best directors and has quickly become one ofmy favourite film makers in Hollywood.

    The Cinematography is fantastic, this film is beautiful, the scenes popout of the screen and feel magical at certain parts and while i waswatching i couldn’t help but think that this is the type of ambitiousfilm-making that we have been missing lately, i wish studios would takemore chances with original material and realize that it doesn’t justhave to always be reboots/re-imaginings.

    Ryan Gosling plays (Sebastian) a jazz musician and does a good jobdoing so but make no mistake, this is Emma Stone’s film and she trulyexcels in her role as (Mia) an aspiring actress. Stone’s portrayal isabsolutely wonderful and will most certainly be recognized by theAcademy. The rest of the cast are also excellent and even though J.K.Simmons part is relatively short, he still manages to steal the scenesthat he is in.

    The Musical numbers are great from the exciting opening highway numberto the closing somber look at what life could have been for “Sebastianand Mia”, but its Emma Stone’s rendition of “Audition” that trulystands out.

    Rarely does a film remind me of the reasons of why i fell in love withFilm-making, but La La Land did just that and definitely brought meback to the early days where i was truly discovering just howSpectacular film-making can be.

    9.5 out of 10.

  3. Jason Mcateer from United Kingdom says:

    I was interested in seeing this film because not only am I a sucker fora good musical, but I’ll admit to being a big fan of Ryan Gosling and Iwas intrigued to see what the director of Whiplash would do with amusical picture to make it fresh and unique. So when I had the chanceto see a late-planned viewing at the London Film Festival, I jumped atthe chance (FYI, Ryan Gosling came to the screening as a surprise post-film Q&A attendee despite not appearing at the Headline Gala the nightbefore so I was chuffed!)

    The premise of the story is that Stone is a young actress who has movedto LA to wait tables while auditioning to try and ‘make it’, whileGosling is a jazz purist (“Anyone who doesn’t like jazz just doesn’thave the right…context”, he insists) who plays the piano in bars tomake a living and dreams of opening his own Jazz bar. Or to put itsuccinctly – “Two young artists meet and fall in love while chasingtheir dreams”. The musical flows thematically from first love toheartbreak and every other emotion between, with great musicthroughout.

    The most impressive thing about the film, for me, is just how daringlyit dances between the old-fashioned “Singing’ In The Rain” style ofmusical, and a bolder, modern style. The song numbers are great (theopening number received a round of applause in my viewing) and are anundoubted homage to classic musicals – a thoughtful mixture of oldschool dance numbers you’d expect from a musical in the 50s, andemotionally-wrenching ballads that hit you where it hurts; there is oneparticular sequence toward the end of the film which is a realgut-punch.

    Stylistically the film skirts this same line; the film again looks andacts like a classic musical but frequently we see low-key remindersthat this is modern day; actresses using their iPhones, a video beingseen on Youtube, etc to remind us that this is set in the present day.If we didn’t have these reminders, the visuals would almost have youthinking that this is the 1950s. The cinematography is beautiful andoverall the film is visually stunning. There is also no doubt that itis wonderfully directed, with the same masterful control of pace andtension that we come to expect from Damien Chazelle thanks to Whiplash.

    Gosling in particular is absolutely terrific, with a typically sardonicwit throughout. At the start of the film when his sister says she’sworried about him as life seems to have him on the ropes, he responds”I wanna be on the ropes. I’m just letting life think it has me andthen before you know it – BAM. It’s a classic rope-a-dope”. Hisdelivery of these sorts of lines can’t be matched, and it’s easy to seewhy the producers said in the post-film Q&A that he was the person theywanted for the role in their wildest dreams. It’s a role made for himwith tons more of the above kind of lines. But more than that, Goslingcaptures a real emotional intensity at the film’s emotional breakingpoints, more specifically in the sequence towards the end of the filmthat I mentioned earlier. He manages to convey such convincing emotionwithout so much as a word.

    I’d feel bad if I didn’t also praise Emma Stone, who has probably neverbeen better. She has wonderful emotional range, from the ecstatic highsof love to the tearful, painful lows.

    In terms of the Gosling/Stone films, this is by far the best. Theirundoubted chemistry is given the full spotlight in this film withfreedom to explore said chemistry without restriction.

    The film is ultimately everything it had the potential to be – anunashamedly romantic musical, infused not only with great song anddance numbers but with intense emotion and charisma from Gosling/Stone,wonderful visuals and a unique pacing and tension from Chazelle. Oh,and it’s hilarious throughout too. A genuine achievement – must be oneof the best films I’ve seen in a long while. I’m annoyed I’ll have towait so long to see it again, frankly.

    Will surely win multiple Oscars and other awards.

  4. ianzgreat from New England, USA says:

    When I first saw the trailer for La La Land my expectations were sethigh. The excellent cast, the music and an exciting new director/writerwere enough to get me in the door. I’m always a bit hesitant when itcomes to filmed musicals.. Will it be stagy, stilted and awkward? Notin this case. Damien Chazelle has made a wonderfully cinematic andloving ode to the dreamers and artists of the world. Having lived in LAand worked on both sides of the camera I can relate to much of thisfilm’s endearing observations, trials and tribulations; but anyonewho’s ever yearned for what seems impossible and searched for true lovewill also easily connect with this film’s gargantuan heart. I’m a selfproclaimed total movie snob not easily pleased by much of what I see,but La La Land gave me all the feels and more. I cannot recommend thisfilm enough. It’s the kind of film you leave and you don’t want thebuzz, the tickle, the movie-high to end. I can’t wait to see it againwhen it’s in wide release. The artist in me is inspired again.

  5. Rick Cote from NH says:

    Telluride by the Sea (Portsmouth, NH) led off its 2016 weekend filmfestival with La La Land, a captivating film that hearkens back to thegolden age of Hollywood cinema yet remains firmly embedded inpresent-day Los Angeles life. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling bring astartling depth and nuanced feelings to what could easily have beenanother trite variation on the theme of falling in and out of love. Thefilm impressed me on so many levels, for the quality of the directionand cinematography, the seamless transition between musicalsong-and-dance numbers with a powerful narrative, the inventivechoreography, the authenticity that Stone and Gosling brought to theirportrayal of their characters, and the amplification of the intensityof their romance enacted through their singing and dancing. This filmis not-to-be-missed by anyone who loves the classic Ginger Rodgers-FredAstaire movies and who longs for a modern re- invention of this genre.

  6. marcus-749-184404 from United Kingdom says:

    The last time, I felt like this, in a cinema, I was six years old and Iwas watching Star Wars. I never imagined, I would ever find thatfeeling again in a cinema. That sense of being transported to anotherworld.

    The opening sequence took my breath away and I never got it back. Noteven at the end – which left my head spinning. It is a beautiful filmwith soul, wit, charm, style and love. It is simply outrageous! Boldand fantastic and fantastical.

    I am a straight man but my love for Ryan Gosling could change all that.He’s a melancholy genius and Emma Stone is our muse.

    This film defies genre. It is a masterpiece. I urge you to see it. Iwas lucky enough to see it at the BFI London Film Festvial.

    It has been five days since I saw La La Land and I am still thinkingabout it and singing the haunting refrain that plays with your soul. Imean it gets in there – that music – the music of the firmament. Flyingstill, dreaming still… thank you Damien.

  7. (gsygsy) from london uk says:

    What a great movie! Who would have thought anyone could bring theoriginal screen musical back from the dead? Yet here it is, hale andhearty.

    The music is melodic but never simplistic; the lyrics are intelligentand intelligible; the script is funny, touching without ever resortingto sentimentality; the two leads are not only skillful but full of akind of charm that I honestly thought had disappeared entirely fromAmerican movies: but here we have Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone justoozing it.

    The only pebbles in this ocean of inventiveness are some routine danceroutines and over-reliance on the device of lights dimming on set toisolate an actor in white light, but that’s me being r-e-a-l-l-y picky.It may well be that this is the best musical written directly for thescreen since SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS.

    All credit to writer-director Damien Chazelle and his team – and itreally feels like a team-movie – for giving us this gem. Sure it’s afeelgood piece, but it creates a world which is complex, itacknowledges alternative outcomes for its characters, it connects withpeople’s passions, and in the case of Ms Stone’s big solo, “Audition”,it has a bona fide classic.

  8. lasttimeisaw from Cairo, Egypt says:

    The opening film of Venice ’73, a strong contestant of the Golden Lion,Tinseltown’s latest prodigy Damien Chazelle’s wildly-anticipatedfollow-up of WHIPLASH (2014), LA LA LAND is an exuberant revamp of theGolden Age’s musical formula and miraculously transposed onto acontemporary milieu, an absolute stunner and expert raconteurchronicles the effervescent romance between a jazz pianist Sebastian(Gosling) and a waitress Mia (Stone), who aims to break into theshowbiz in the City of Angels, without ever compromising its realisticspin.

    Fully embracing the widescreen splendor, the film’s winning openinggambit is a slithering singing- and-dancing sequence on the chockablockfreeway choreographed in one dashing long shot. Then the film pans outits narration of an ever-typical girl-meet-boy story (in this case, itis the girl who makes the first move), divided by seasons with awinter-to-winter rotation, initially, the story bifurcates in twodifferent forks until the two finally hit the ground running,interposed with scintillating music numbers which can hypnotically meltyour heart and dazzle your mind. Chazelle adroitly centers on twoprotagonists through and through like in those vintage romantic flickswhere you can see haloes around them, anyone, anything else in theirworld has all duly faded into the dark background whenever their eyesmeet, their hands touch, and they kiss.

    Gosling and Stone, whose on-screen dynamism has been patently tested inGlenn Ficarra and John Requa’s CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE (2011), let sparksfly higher as they plunge wholeheartedly into the torrid journey, frommisunderstanding, meet-cute, falling for each other, to supporting eachother’s dreams, taking the middle ground or simply giving up, doubtingand bickering, to the highest level of unconditional and unadulteratedlove – the holy sacrifice to let go of each other when their time isdue, the Gosling-Stone pair is superbly amicable, adorable andcharismatic, each is blessed with their own tuneful theme songs CITY OFSTARS and AUDITION respectively, and satiates viewers with ashow-stopping tap-dancing. Gosling, as dapper as ever, oozes with aheart-throbbing attentiveness and devotion as a talented pianist who isbent on opening his own jazz bar, a traditionalist but deadly romantic;Stone, portrays a character so naturally rooted in her chromosomes, anaspiring actress-to-be finally pays her dues after numberlesshumiliating auditions, her vivacity, comic timing and line delivery aretop-notch, both are eyeing for their second Oscar nomination at thisstage.

    Heading to the upcoming Oscar race, Chazelle, of course, is the one whodeserves all the fanfare for his virtuoso directing competence, onewill be sublimely intoxicated by his vision of L.A. envelopped with anindelible mauve palette in lieu of its usual sun-dappled glamour,vibrant props and tableaux vivants, not to mention the central musicelements, which is always in the veins of Chazelle’s works, hischerry-picked jazz-fusion, the fluent and sleek choreography, JustinHurwitz’s overwhelmingly soothing attendant score apart from severalstriking ear-worms, all those above-mentioned herald that a majorcinematic director, with a distinct and greatly entertaining aestheticsadorned by his music flair, is in the offing in the land of L.A..

    Last but definitely not the least, how can one not praise for thesilent epilogue in the end, Chazelle soberly let audience get a view ofwhat would happen to the perfect-matched couple if they were living inan ideal Hollywood fairy-tale, but reality, in most times, is a far cryfrom fairy-tale, we have to move on without our perfect-half, but thatis not to say, life will be miserable or intolerable, thanks toChazelle’s perspicuous vision, in a long run, we might be able tocherish the true happiness once we were fortunately bequeathed, andperhaps, it never leaves us, it always stay with us, to savor, toreminisce and to never give up our dreams.

  9. FelixFelicis from Toronto, Canada says:

    Just saw this at TIFF and had a fantastic time! Solid 8.5/10. Havingseen and loved Whiplash , I was really looking forward to DamienChazelle’s next movie. The fact that it would be a musical with RyanGosling and Emma Stone just made me super impatient to watch it. Oh Ialso love jazz so that just made it pretty much perfect. Expectationswere sky high from this team and boy did they meet them…and thensome.

    The trailer was beautiful, from its colours to the soundtrack to thefact that it didn’t give away any of the story and it really was justthe trailer since the movie and it’s music totally blows you away. Thethemes it explores , though not new, are relatable for anybody and theway the story is told really makes an impact. Ryan Gosling and EmmaStone were really impressive with their dancing and singing. I’vealways loved how natural their acting is as well and this movie was nodifferent. Thoroughly enjoyed both their performances.

    The lead characters may be struggling in certain fields but it is theirdreams they are chasing at the end of the day…Something we all havedone or are in the process of doing. This makes you quickly feel likeyou know these people and what they’re going through. Throw in somecomedy, love, drama and magical soundtracks as well as sequences andyou have yourself a masterpiece. I really haven’t seen anything likethis in a very long time. Damien Chazelle has proved himself again andis definitely someone to lookout for for years to come!

  10. bartonj2410 says:

    You know when you’re watching a film that you just don’t want to end,and when it does end you feel as if you could watch it all over againright there and then? I had that feeling with La La Land, the new filmfrom Damien Chazelle, who blew us all away with Whiplash a few yearsago.

    With La La Land, Chazelle has made an irresistible musical comedy-dramathat serves up a real delight for the eyes and ears. If you haven’theard of this film yet (where have you been?), I’m sure you will do inthe coming months.

    Mia Dolan (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress serving coffees to filmstars while Sebastian Wilder (Ryan Gosling) is a jazz pianist playing asmall time bar to make ends meet. The two meet and fall in love butit’s their dreams of success that soon threaten to tear them apart.

    The most striking thing about La La Land is just how beautifullycrafted a film it is; the story, performances, music, dance numbers andcinematography all playing their part in making this such anunforgettable cinematic experience. I genuinely can’t find one singlefault in this film.

    Chazelle proves yet again just how mature he is for such a youngfilmmaker, writing and directing such a touching and often funny lovestory with a meticulous energy. The whole feel of the film is athrowback to the golden age of musicals, a decision a lot of filmmakerswould have been too scared to make yet the pay off is massivelysatisfying.

    The gorgeous cinematography from Linus Sandgren brings the city of LosAngeles to life, awash with colour, while his swift camera-work,including some impressive long takes, in particular through the dancenumbers, immerses the audience right in the middle of this dreamlikemusical.

    Coming to the performances, La La Land features two superb leadperformances from Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, both giving arguablytheir best performance to date. Gosling has really grown on me as anactor, maturing into one of the best in the business today. He provedearlier this year that he has a knack for comedy in The Nice Guys andhe proves it yet again here. Stone always manages to impress me and sheis dazzling in La La Land, singing and dancing her way into our hearts.The pair share an undeniable chemistry and I would love to see themboth get the recognition they deserve come awards season.

    Justin Hurwitz’s score and the original songs in La La Land, along withthe wonderfully choreographed dance sequences, including a greatopening number that sets the tone for the rest of the film, heightenthe film’s level of originality, maintaining that energy Chapelle’sfilms possess.

    I dare you to try and not fall in love with La La Land. I fell in lovewith it and I’m sure many more will do so too.

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