La La Land

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Released 2016

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Director:
Damien Chazelle
Released:
2016
Rating:
PG-13
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scraps by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bar, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to frail the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    For Chazelle to be able to pull this off the way he has is something close to remarkable. The director's feel for a classic but, for all intents and purposes, discarded genre forma...

  • 90

    TheWrap Alonso Duralde

    The musical is as malleable and eclectic a genre as any other, and Chazelle reminds us how effectively it can be applied to intimate moments as well as huge ones.

  • 80

    Screen International Fionnuala Halligan

    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.

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