La La Land

La La Land

La La Land

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in this all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy from the director of 2014's brilliant Whiplash. Story follows a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Multiple award winner at the 2017 Golden Globes including Best Picture (Comedy or Musical).

Best Actress (Stone), Director, Original Song ("City of Stars"), Original Score, Cinematography and Production Design, Academy Awards 2017; Best Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actress (Stone), Cinematography and Original Music, BAFTAs 2017; Best Picture (Comedy or Musical), Best Director, Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical (Stone), Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical (Gosling), Best Screenplay, Best Original Song ("City of Stars") and Best Original Score, Golden Globes 2017; Best Actress (Stone) winner at Venice Film Festival 2016; People's Choice Award for Best Gala or Special Presentation, Toronto International Film Festival 2016
2016Rating: M, Coarse language129 minsUSA
DramaMusicalRomance
90%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The most audacious big-screen musical in a long time, and - irony of ironies - that's because it's the most traditional.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Begins with such an ecstatic rush of joy -- and ends with such a gloriously bittersweet flourish -- that you kinda can't blame the film for sagging a bit in the middle.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Breaking into song and dance can be both deadly serious and a whole lot of fun.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Such a happy, sweet-natured movie - something to give you a Vitamin D boost of sunshine.

5.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

La La Land gets its hooks (and harmonies) into you and by the end I was entranced by its love letter to Los Angeles...

0
Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

press

Chazelle has crafted that rare thing, a genuinely romantic comedy, and as well, a rhapsody in blue, red, yellow and green.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A thoroughly modern musical which reminds what great cinema song and dance movies can be.

5.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

The characters, the chemistry, the story, the music, the dance, the romance, the view - it all tapped right into the inner recesses of my fanatical love affair with cinema.

5.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Chazelle has assembled a vibrant, infectiously hummable pastiche of musical and cinematic styles - an entrancing ode to the glories of cinema past as well as a heartfelt expression of faith in the medium's future.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

For Chazelle to be able to pull this off the way he has is something close to remarkable.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

It's simply impossible not to completely fall in love with.

0

I must have missed the memo everyone else got, I struggled through LA LA Land, a lot of it felt very wooden and disjointed - as well as musically disappointing. It would have been a ball to make but it just didn't gel with me. Felt like it was overly self indulgent. Sadface! I really wanted to love it!

2.0
0

Good but not great. Clearly everyone wants a feel good flick in these dark times because this is not a 5 star film. Stone and Gosling do a fine job with no other characters being fleshed out at all. The songs are average at best and the dancing essentially only works as an homage to West Side Story and the brilliance of Astaire and Rogers. The strength of...

4.0
0

Loved it. A great homage to classic hollywood musicals like Singing in the Rain while also being modern and unique

4.0
0

2016 has been one of those years that started off pretty poor. There were a few great films here and there but overall it was looking like 2016 was going to be another 2012. Before tonight there had only been 2 films this year that I had LOVED with those being The Witch and Nocturnal Animals. Well now I can safely say that that number has been bumped up to...

5.0
0

La La Land is a musical and the second film by Damien Chazelle it stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Emma Stone plays Mia a struggling actress in Hollywood and Ryan Gosling plays Sebastian a struggling pianist in Hollywood. They fall in love in the most romantic, gorgeous and romantic way. Let me start off by saying that this movie is amazing, from the...

5.0
0

This was an excellent movie for Boxing Day (and I imagine for many other days too). At first I thought "What is this?" as the opening scene didn't capture my imagination. However, over the course of the film I was completely won over. The characters were convincing and the story-line was compelling. Thoroughly enjoyed it. On the day I say it, the news of...

4.0
0

It is a great loss to modern cinema that the most escapist of all film genres, the Hollywood-Broadway musical, has been presumed buried for decades. Born in an era of world wars and depression, the musical was the most effective happy pill ever invented. Only in the musical could you find the unbridled eruption of emotion expressed through spontaneous song...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The most audacious big-screen musical in a long time, and - irony of ironies - that's because it's the most traditional.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Begins with such an ecstatic rush of joy -- and ends with such a gloriously bittersweet flourish -- that you kinda can't blame the film for sagging a bit in the middle.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Breaking into song and dance can be both deadly serious and a whole lot of fun.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Such a happy, sweet-natured movie - something to give you a Vitamin D boost of sunshine.

5.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

La La Land gets its hooks (and harmonies) into you and by the end I was entranced by its love letter to Los Angeles...

0
Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

press

Chazelle has crafted that rare thing, a genuinely romantic comedy, and as well, a rhapsody in blue, red, yellow and green.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A thoroughly modern musical which reminds what great cinema song and dance movies can be.

5.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

The characters, the chemistry, the story, the music, the dance, the romance, the view - it all tapped right into the inner recesses of my fanatical love affair with cinema.

5.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Chazelle has assembled a vibrant, infectiously hummable pastiche of musical and cinematic styles - an entrancing ode to the glories of cinema past as well as a heartfelt expression of faith in the medium's future.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

For Chazelle to be able to pull this off the way he has is something close to remarkable.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

It's simply impossible not to completely fall in love with.

0

I must have missed the memo everyone else got, I struggled through LA LA Land, a lot of it felt very wooden and disjointed - as well as musically disappointing. It would have been a ball to make but it just didn't gel with me. Felt like it was overly self indulgent. Sadface! I really wanted to love it!

2.0
0

Good but not great. Clearly everyone wants a feel good flick in these dark times because this is not a 5 star film. Stone and Gosling do a fine job with no other characters being fleshed out at all. The songs are average at best and the dancing essentially only works as an homage to West Side Story and the brilliance of Astaire and Rogers. The strength...

4.0
0

Loved it. A great homage to classic hollywood musicals like Singing in the Rain while also being modern and unique

4.0
0

2016 has been one of those years that started off pretty poor. There were a few great films here and there but overall it was looking like 2016 was going to be another 2012. Before tonight there had only been 2 films this year that I had LOVED with those being The Witch and Nocturnal Animals. Well now I can safely say that that number has been bumped up...

5.0
0

La La Land is a musical and the second film by Damien Chazelle it stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Emma Stone plays Mia a struggling actress in Hollywood and Ryan Gosling plays Sebastian a struggling pianist in Hollywood. They fall in love in the most romantic, gorgeous and romantic way. Let me start off by saying that this movie is amazing, from the...

5.0
0

This was an excellent movie for Boxing Day (and I imagine for many other days too). At first I thought "What is this?" as the opening scene didn't capture my imagination. However, over the course of the film I was completely won over. The characters were convincing and the story-line was compelling. Thoroughly enjoyed it. On the day I say it, the news...

4.0
0

It is a great loss to modern cinema that the most escapist of all film genres, the Hollywood-Broadway musical, has been presumed buried for decades. Born in an era of world wars and depression, the musical was the most effective happy pill ever invented. Only in the musical could you find the unbridled eruption of emotion expressed through spontaneous...

4.0
0