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
While Mia is writing her one woman play, the protagonist's name, Genevieve, is seen in the script. This is likely a reference to Catherine Deneuve's character in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), which was a great source of inspiration for this film. See more »
Before the end of the 'Another Day of Sun' sequence, as the camera pans up over the freeway, we don't see Mia or Sebastian's cars. After the 'La La Land' and 'Winter' title cards and the camera pans back down, their cars suddenly appear, replacing the other cars that were there before. Mia's Prius replaces the white SUV with the dancer in orange on top, while Seb's car replaces the gray sedan behind the SUV with the dancer in green. See more »
Just saw this at TIFF and had a fantastic time! Solid 8.5/10. Having seen and loved Whiplash , I was really looking forward to Damien Chazelle's next movie. The fact that it would be a musical with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone just made me super impatient to watch it. Oh I also love jazz so that just made it pretty much perfect. Expectations were sky high from this team and boy did they meet them...and then some.
The trailer was beautiful, from its colours to the soundtrack to the fact that it didn't give away any of the story and it really was just the trailer since the movie and it's music totally blows you away. The themes it explores , though not new, are relatable for anybody and the way the story is told really makes an impact. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were really impressive with their dancing and singing. I've always loved how natural their acting is as well and this movie was no different. Thoroughly enjoyed both their performances.
The lead characters may be struggling in certain fields but it is their dreams they are chasing at the end of the day...Something we all have done or are in the process of doing. This makes you quickly feel like you know these people and what they're going through. Throw in some comedy, love, drama and magical soundtracks as well as sequences and you have yourself a masterpiece. I really haven't seen anything like this in a very long time. Damien Chazelle has proved himself again and is definitely someone to lookout for for years to come!
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