Tuesday, 20 December 2016


Rating: 5 shining stars

Movie Description:
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.

My Review:
Okay let me just start by saying how excited I was to hear that Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling were acting together again! EEEEEEEK! I loved these two as Jacob and Hannah in Crazy Stupid Love and I loved them just as much in La La Land.

Now, I hadn’t seen any trailers before viewing La La Land; all I knew was that it’s a movie musical and I hadn’t set any expectations but if I had, I can tell you now that they would have been blown out the window!

Let’s kick off with the jaw-dropping, enthusiastic and colourful opening number! Cars have been stuck in awful L.A. traffic when drivers break into a song called “Another Day of Sun”, jumping from their cars and dancing on the freeway. The song tells of how each day brings new hope for young aspiring artists. WOAH! This opening sequence completely blew me away and I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face, it’s so perfectly choreographed. Definitely a fantastic way to kick off this movie and give the audience an insight as to what the rest of the movie would look like.

It was simply impossible not to fall in love with La La Land, the amazing chemistry between Gosling and Stone has been developed over the previous 2 movies they’ve starred opposite each other in. And their chemistry truly shines through the relationship between Mia and Seb.

After the ensemble introduces the audience to a city of dreamer’s, we meet our two protagonists; Sebastian, a pianist struggling to keep a stable life yet also trying to keep jazz music alive in a world surrounded by technology and ignorance towards the once all-popular music. Mia is an aspiring actress who’s constantly attending auditions in hopes of her big break into the acting industry.

La La Land is a story of artistic passion, how easy it is to derail from your dream, but it also shows a different side to being in the entertainment industry. We’re so used to seeing the glamorous, perfect perceptions of the industry and very rarely get to see what happens behind closed doors, the struggles faced, opportunities missed and the effect it has on these artists.

The soundtrack of La La Land is stunning! Justin Hurwitz has created some incredible pieces of music that capture the love between Mia and Seb, their love for jazz music, and the fun, colourful atmosphere that La La Land encompasses.

I certainly recommend La La Land to those of you who have a passion for musicals and beautiful love stories.

“It’s easy to let the world get you down sometimes, especially in a year like this one. It’s easy to think that dreams don’t come true, and that love only exists in movies. “La La Land” serves to remind us that movies can still be magical, and they can still provide the channel for us to see magic in the world around us. It’s not so much another day in the sun, as the characters sing in that opening number, but the dreams of the night before, the ones we wake up and try to fulfill, that keep us dancing.”- www.rogerebert.com

Think Lovely Thoughts xo

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