Well…I think I’m a little late to the party. But somehow I only got the opportunity to watch it yesterday. This movie has already been praised so much all over the internet; has received so many awards that I think is enough to make everyone watch this movie.
Emma Stone has been on the rise ever since she came to the limelight after Easy A. Ryan Gosling is the Hollywood’s blue eyed boy. Both of them, so diverse in their talents, fit perfectly in the screenplay. We also get a glimpse of J.K Simmons and John Legend in the movie.
Being an Indian, I’ve had my fair share of exposure to Bollywood. Since its inception, music has been an integral part of Bollywood movies and it just adds a whole another dimension to the movie. I think the Hollywood is slowly realising that(first Whiplash and now La La Land). I’ve always felt a shortage of musical movies in Hollywood. Most of the movies that incorporated music at a fundamental level were those of Disney’s. If you love movies like this, you surely need to explore some of the Bollywood’s classics.
The direction, screenplay, cast, music……everything fit perfectly well; there were no loose ends. The movie was gripping, it never felt like 2 hours and at the end of it, I just wanted more. I absolutely loved the music score. It comes from the same guy, Justin Hurwitz, who composed the score for Whiplash. The concept of exploring tension between love and dreams isn’t a fresh one but the way that this movie puts with all the dance and music, its just amazing.
A MUST watch for everyone!!
IMDb-“A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.”