“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.” - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
A soaring achievement, LA LA LAND is a perfectly old-fashioned musical made for totally modern audiences. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone sing and dance their way through one of the most beautiful depictions of Los Angeles ever seen on screen, playing two lovers chasing each other and their dreams.
Director Damien Chazelle infuses sheer magic and heartfelt wonder into every aspect of the film, from its colorful compositions to its astonishing dance numbers, which are mesmerizing and overwhelming in their passion and beauty.
An ode to lovers and dreamers everywhere, LA LA LAND is one of those movies they don’t make anymore, made in a way that nobody ever made them.