La La Land

We watched this last night, and I can’t get it off my head. From the director of Whiplash (who by the way, is 31 years old…) comes an all-singing, all-dancing hommage to the musicals of yesteryear. It is nostalgic, yet modern and fresh, romantic, but realistic, joyful and bittersweet at the same time. It is a masterpiece, and a tour de force from Emma Stone. This movie is going to win a ton of awards, and it will be all deserved.


Release Date
December 2016
Runtime
2 h 08 min
Genres
Romance, Comedy, Drama, Music
Director
Damien Chazelle
Actors
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Tom Everett Scott, Damon Gupton, Jason Fuchs, Jessica Rothe, Sonoya Mizuno, Callie Hernandez, Josh Pence, Hemky Madera, Zoë Hall, Dempsey Pappion, Nicole Coulon, Sandra Rosko, Candice Coke, Trevor Lissauer, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Courtney Hart, Andres Perez-Molina, Anna Lunberry, Phillip E. Walker, Terry Walters, Milica Govich, Cinda Adams, Meagen Fay, Anna Chazelle, Claudine Claudio, Olivia Hamilton, Ashley Caple, Cameron Brinkman, Miles Anderson, Morgan Larson, David Douglas, Ana Flavia Gavlak, Kaye L. Morris, Nilla Elizabeth Watkins, Holly Houk, Kristin Slaysman, Caroline Jaden Stussi, Cindera Che, Jordan Ray Fox, Margaret Newborn, Nadia Tumanova, Crystal Nichol, Kc Monnie, D.A. Wallach, Kristin Elliott, Andrea Lareo, Christopher Aber, Shannon Leann, Jenna Curtis, Noah James, Tommy Cooley, Damian Gomez, Anthony Marciona, Corrin Evans, Jeremy Nathan Tisser, Chris Moss, Amiée Conn, Patty Tobin, Heather Turman, Susie Ganiere, Ottavio Taddei, Morgan Cohen, April Martucci, Nicole Wolf, Trent Kerpsack, Lynn Moore, Vince Donvito, Steffen Dziczek, Melvin LaThomas Brimm, Kelly Kennedy, Jesse Houk, Clarence Robinson, Dapo Torimiro, Bobo Chang, Destinee Handly, Frederick Keeve, Tommy Otis, Robert Haynes, Amanda Fields
Overview
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to 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.

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