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La La Land (2016)

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La La Land hit theaters on December 25, 2016, and has made $182M worldwide to date. Damien Chazelle directed the film which starred Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Rosemarie DeWitt.

‘La La Land’ Movie Summary

La La Land is the story of an aspiring actress named Mia and a dedicated jazz musician named Sebastian who have a few chance meetings in the city of Los Angeles. While the pair pursues their own dreams in a town known for dashing them, the two begin a romance. However as each one finds success in their own way, they are faced with decisions that pits their love for one another against their dreams of success. It threatens to tear the two apart. In the end, Mia and Sebastian must decide what is more important to them; a once-in-a-lifetime chance at love or a once-in-a-lifetime moment in the spotlight.

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La La Land hit theaters on December 25, 2016, and has made $182M worldwide to date. Damien Chazelle directed the musical starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Rosemarie DeWitt.

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7 years ago

Great podcast, was really looking forward to it. Glad Lori and Molly joined. Maybe molly can make a future appearance on mhm memories(and help defend Chaplin:)
A couple thoughts: while I enjoyed this and whiplash, I hope chazelle tries something a bit different thematically next time(both movies are about what one needs to sacrifice for their art etc)
As far as the ending goes, chazelle is on record as saying the musical that most influenced him was umbrellas of Cherbourg and if you’ve seen that, there is no other way this movie could have ended, even if it seemed a little implausible.
I know a lot of people who don’t like musicals, who’ve barely seen any musicals, yet love this film. That is a very impressive feat for the filmmakers, especially since this was not based on a Broadway play or anything. Can’t remember the last original musical to be this big a hit. And lastly, this is pretty much a lock to win best picture, director and actress. If chazelle wins, he will be the youngest winner(32) to ever win best director(!)

7 years ago
Reply to  Eddie

You are probably right for best picture. I’d still rather ‘Hell or High Water’ though.

I haven’t heard of ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ but if its an ending similar to La La Land, then I’d probably skip that one myself.

Damien Chazelle’s next film looks to be ‘First Man’ a biography about Neil Armstrong, so it looks like he maybe starting to branch out to other genres.

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