While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

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Damien Chazelle

Writer:

Damien Chazelle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Gosling ... Sebastian
Emma Stone ... Mia
Amiee Conn ... Famous Actress (as Amiée Conn)
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
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Storyline

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

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Here's to the fools who dream.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The Retro Dairy Mart was originally an Alta Dena drive through grocery store popular in the 1950's. Van Beek's Tapas and Tunes is in reality the original modern style Magnolia Theater in Burbank. It later became Evergreen Recording Studios whose clients included Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond and Frank Sinatra. See more »

Goofs

During Sebastian's keyboard solo in the song 'Start a Fire', his left hand switches between in and out of his pocket during several shots. See more »

Quotes

Mia: I made you something.
Sebastian: For what?
Mia: For your club.
Sebastian: [she shows him a hand-draw logo] Why does it say "Seb's"?
Mia: 'Cause I think you should call it Seb's.
Sebastian: What?
Mia: 'Cause no one's gonna come to "Chicken on a Stick".
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Crazy Credits

There is a title card at the very beginning that says "Presented in CinemaScope." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 22 May 2017 (2017) See more »

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I Ran
Written by Frank Maudsley (as Francis Reynolds Maudsley), Paul Reynolds, Ali Score (as Alistair M. Score), and Michael Score
Performed by D.A. Wallach
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Love and reality
23 March 2020 | by chen-15193See all my reviews

The most moving thing is always dream and love, but we are not together, this is the reality. The music and dance is wonderful!!


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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$881,104, 11 December 2016

Gross USA:

$151,101,803

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$448,864,344
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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