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
Emma Stone on the relationship between Mia and Sebastian: "I think Mia and Sebastian inspire each other to do things differently. They are both in a rut when they meet and feeling creatively stalled. But the beautiful thing Sebastian does for her is ask, 'why don't you create your own stories to tell as an actress?' I think Mia needs that because she's forgotten she even has that ability. Mia opens Sebastian up to the idea that maybe he can expand and pursue his art in previously unexplored ways." See more »
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 »
Please stop sneaking into my home.
You think mom or dad would call this a home?
What are you doing? Please don't do that. Please don't sit on that.
Are you kidding?
[ushering her off the stool]
Please don't sit on that. Don't sit on that. Don't sit on that. Hoagy Carmichael sat on that!
Oh, my god.
The Baked Potato just threw it away.
I can't imagine why.
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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 »
Do I like musicals? Not really... but damn, 'La La Land' is a nostalgic, colourful, joyful marvel!
Damien Chazelle gained international acclaim and recognition from his masterful drama 'Whiplash', what were the chances that he could pull off similar success two times in the row? Well, if 'La La Land' is anything to go by, then I'd say he did the job. With just three films under his belt as of 2016, Chazelle is slowly becoming the next big thing this movie industry has seen. His passion for classic movies and musicals is evident as he references and pulls influence from films like 'Singin' in the Rain', 'The Umbrellas of Cherborg' and even 'Rebel Without a Cause', the latter of which is one of my favourite films so seeing the nod to it was something I was pleased about.
The chemistry between Gosling and Stone is strong to say the least, after two previous collaborations, their already-strong bond helped them become one of modern-day cinema's finest couples. The music is bouncy and toe-tapping catchy, the cinematography is utterly stunning with gorgeous colours and impressive long takes, and the locations sum up the American dream and the passion the characters hold for Los Angeles. 'La La Land' is by far one of the finest cinema experiences I have had in the past 5-10 years, and although this isn't a film I would typically enjoy (genre-wise), Chazelle has instead crafted one of my favourite films of this decade. A film I would recommend everyone see in the cinema to truly witness the CinemaScope magic.
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