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La La Land (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 25 December 2016 (USA)
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While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.


Damien Chazelle


Damien Chazelle
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Won 6 Oscars. Another 237 wins & 288 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Gosling ... Sebastian
Emma Stone ... Mia
Amiée Conn ... Famous Actress
Terry Walters ... Linda (Coffee Shop Manager)
Thom Shelton Thom Shelton ... Coffee Spiller
Cinda Adams ... Casting Director (First Audition)
Callie Hernandez ... Tracy
Jessica Rothe ... Alexis
Sonoya Mizuno ... Caitlin
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Laura
J.K. Simmons ... Bill
Claudine Claudio ... Karen (Waitress)
Jason Fuchs ... Carlo
D.A. Wallach D.A. Wallach ... '80s Singer
Trevor Lissauer ... Valet


Aspiring actress serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and jazz musician Sebastian scrapes by playing cocktail-party gigs in dingy bars. But as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that 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. Written by Eirini

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Here's to the fools who dream.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Chazelle wanted to explore the idea of this alternate reality with no dialogue and purely through image, score and dance. Chazelle says this sequence was inspired by An American in Paris and Singin' in the Rain. He wanted to resurrect a tradition you used to see in musicals but don't see at all anymore. See more »


During the "Start A Fire" performance, in one shot about two minutes into the song, you can clearly see the camera on the right side of the frame. See more »


Laura: I have someone I want you to meet.
Sebastian: I don't wanna meet anyone.
Laura: Well...
Sebastian: No, no, I don't wanna meet anyone.
Laura: Dad gave you this?
Sebastian: Yes.
Laura: You'll like her.
Sebastian: I don't think I'm gonna like her. Does she like jazz?
Laura: Probably not.
Sebastian: Then what are we gonna talk about?
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Crazy Credits

The Summit Entertainment logo has an old-time variant where it looks like a matte painting of a mountain in a box and the word "Summit" above it. See more »


Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 28 February 2017 (2017) See more »


Audition (The Fools Who Dream)
Music by Justin Hurwitz
Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Performed by Emma Stone
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User Reviews

Loving you is like loving part of my life
4 April 2020 | by IreneWatsonCSee all my reviews

This movie is infinitely close to when we were young: arrogant, romantic, dreamy, longing for love, but lack of money. Then when we have tasted the hardships and pains of society and finally achieved something, is the person around you still the one you love the most? Only when you have thoroughly pained and loved, can you understand how difficult it is to be innocent love. Only when you let go can you support your dream and fulfill your pursuit. In the end, Mia's fantasy surprised all the audience. This is the fantasy of all sweet love, and it is the most exciting meaning of this movie. I dare say that if there is no final fantasy, or the hero and heroine are together again, this movie will eventually become a second-rate love song and dance drama. Only if you can't get it, can you fully understand the bitterness and sweetness of youth. After all, the most beautiful love is just a flash in the pan. I love you, but I can only wish you happiness. This is the supreme love. This love becomes a part of life and a belief. LA LA LAND, loving you is like loving part of my life.

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USA | Hong Kong


English | Cantonese

Release Date:

25 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

LaLa Land See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$881,104, 11 December 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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