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La La Land

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Critic Rating

8.5

13 Reviews
11 Ratings
100%
in favor

Audience Rating

8.8
6 Reviews
17 Ratings

Movie Info

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Running Time

Language

English

Synopsis

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.Wikipedia

La La Land Reviews

Raja Sen
Rediff

10

This is a sublime cinematic experience, a rare joy that -- to quote a song I always hear in Sinatra’s voice -- left me Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered.It is a film so special I had to watch it twice before writing about it, and you know what, La La Land? Everyone says I love you

For a generation that has probably been devoid of fine musicals, this one comes as a breath of fresh air. The movie buffs who’ve an inclination towards this kind of artistic cinema will fall in love with Damien’s work instantaneously for the simple reason that it sweeps you into a dreamy world of romance and makes you feel nostalgic for Hollywood’s bygone era. La La Land reveals as much as it conceals – has just the right mix of realism and imagination.

Shalini Langer
Indian Express

7

Love is a many-splendored thing. But really all it needs is a girl in a yellow dress, against a violet-hued evening sky, in the soft light of a lamp-post, with a boy carrying her strappy blue heels.

Rohan Naahar
Hindustan Times

10

La La Land is one of my favourites of all time. Depending on how life has treated you, its final moments will be either devastating or irrecoverably shattering. It’s one of the finest sequences ever put on film.

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Deccan Chronicle

10

Stone’s and Gosling’s dancing is endearingly imperfect, their singing haunting and melancholic, and their chemistry, palpable.

Renuka Vyavahare
Times Of India

9

The performances and chemistry between the lead actors is remarkable. Gosling shines as a prickly Jazz purist, who conceals his emotions while Stone stands out as the sparkly girl, whose eyes speak a million words. Together they are magical and so is this eternal love ballad that will change the way you look at life.

9

The charm of La La Land lies in its details. In the glances that Mia and Sebastian share, in the references to Casablanca, in the jazz musicians telling the tale of a dying music form, in the coming full circle. Along with his team, director Chazelle crafts a tale that is nothing short of magic. That, in one word, is what La La Land is.Watch La La Land this week. It is an experience. Not a mere film.

This film might not have managed to hit the emotional complexity that Chazelle intended, but it certainly gets you a dazzling high.

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The film is a piece of beauty. If you have watched Whiplash, you know that Chazelle does justice to music and his actors. Emma and Ryan will take you on an audio-visual trip that will leave you humming some heartwarming jazz numbers by the end. 

Murtaza Ali Khan
APotpourriOfVestiges

8

La La Land makes for a wonderful cinematic experience. It is ebullient and so full of life. And, like all good dramas, it is also painful and heartbreaking at times. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling look so good together that one can go on and one watching them forever. It is as if they were born to play Mia and Sebastian. Their chemistry here reminds of Bergman’s and Bogart’s in Casablanca.

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Chazelle directs the film with the movie-geek obsession of Quentin Tarantino and things could have easily gone wrong with an over reliance on callbacks to those classic films. But he is able to maintain enough distance from his influences to infuse the story with touches of realism that ground it while at the same time maintaining a sense of playful whimsy that made its forebears so successful.

IANS
TheStatesman

8

Overall, La La Land is a stylishly made film that pays homage to classic romance musicals.

8

It's a beautiful movie about love and dreams, and how the two impact each other. As much as the cynics will walk in with half a mind to hate it, they won't be so quick to dismiss the enticing musical once the last song is sung.

Audience Reviews for La La Land

  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    234 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    10

    Musical Intimacies!

    'La La Land' starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone is the best film of the year, and the most well-made romantic of the decade. Not only is it a sweeping visual which is high on performance, but also lifts the dazzle off.
    How many films entertain you just mindlessly and just move you with their ideas of passion and romance effectively, simultaneously? 'La La Land' is that rare, perfect film which astonishes, yes, but also stimulates the heart in amazing mannerisms and zeal.
    It is a commendable, fantabulous film which celebrates the lovers in perfect fashion and symphony. I'm going with 5 out of 5 for Damien Chazelle's ''La La Land''. It is a flight of astonshing fancy and a sizzling watch.

    September 19, 19
  • Rhiki Ranjan Neupane
    Rhiki Ranjan Neupane
    34 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    10

    Outstanding , Perfection

    Best part : Cinematography , Acting , Direction , Screenplay , Musical score , Production design , "WHOLE MOVIE"
    Weakness : None.

    May 17, 17
  • Pranay Jalvi
    Pranay Jalvi
    39 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    A lively supercut of Classic musicals

    It's been decades since a studio produced the kind of colorful musical
    fantasy that "La La Land" so affectionately salutes, but
    writer-director Damien Chazelle is the guy who done the job perfectly.
    It is high-concept pastiche, filled with beautiful people, beautiful
    movement, and beautiful colors. At its best, "La La Land" probes the
    irony of its existence, celebrating the greatness of a bygone era in
    the context of changing times. As a drama, this is less nourishing than
    the heritage it pays tribute to. But for Chazelle, the story is just a
    slight rib around which he builds a modern rhapsody. So in spite of its
    flaws, La La Land has moments of pleasure and satisfaction that are
    worth the price of admission. It's not that it's a bad movie; it's just
    not an outstanding entertainment, the way great movies (especially
    musicals) should be. I go with 3.5/5 for the musical drama by Damien
    Chazelle and I do think that it is the frontrunner for the Oscars.

    January 21, 17
  • Rakshit Raina
    Rakshit Raina
    35 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    10

    best film of the year !

    December 18, 16