When I finished watching the first song of the movie, I know I am going to like it.
La La Land made me smile all the way till the end. It is well written, well scored, well directed or should I say choreographed. It was like that Damien Chazelle succeeded to do exactly what he had in mind. I laughed and I sighed like a 14-year-old schoolgirl. I am still hearing those songs as I am writing this 2 hours after I watched it.
The performers have done a great job. I like Emma Stone but was not a fan of Ryan Gosling. Now, I definitely am. Both of them gave a phenomenal performance. Everything in this film, it just fits.
But what will sweep you off your feet are the songs, 2 songs in particular. “City of Stars” and “Fools who dream”. For me, these two are going to be the top two songs in the playlist.
I will recommend it to all of them who liked Whiplash, those who love musicals and even those who would want to watch just a romantic flick.
I rated La La Land a solid 9 out of 10 on IMDb.