“dream come true”
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Starring: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend and Rosemarie DeWitt
At the end of a year that was brimming with public unease, La La Land is a shooting star exploding with life and inspiration. Stone and Gosling make a delightful pairing that beautifully balances Hollywood romance with bittersweet realism. Musical numbers are dreamlike and majestic while almost every scene pops with colour and leaves a smile on your face. It’s all about optimism, without being the naivety that hinders many other tales of wonder. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but most importantly you’ll believe anything is possible so long as you pursue it with passion. An absolute triumph of the soul.
Mia: Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. Here’s to the hearts that ache. Here’s to the mess we make.
Oscar Songs: How ‘La La Land’ Songwriters Wrote a Love Letter to Movie Musicals posted on The Wrap here
‘La La Land’: A Musical Ode to Men Who Love Loving Jazz posted on NY Mag’s The Cut here
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