La La Land

La La Land

DVD - 2017
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A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] : Lionsgate, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Merenwen
Jul 06, 2018

I saw this a while ago, so my memory isn't too fresh. What I do recall was that it was... okay. Just okay. The music wasn't bad, the costumes were lovely, but... what decade is it supposed to be in? There were old-fashioned studio lights, but also smartphones and newer cars.

Also, spoiler alert: jazz never died. Go to New Orleans and you'll see.

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flub
Jul 06, 2018

Unfortunately it seems many people don't have the taste for such a masterpiece of a film. It was the cinematic event of the year, a feel-good dramatic romance that doesn't go over the top, but delivers with the utmost beauty, profoundness, and darn fun.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 06, 2018

This drama/romance movie shows Mia and Sebastian who are drawn to each other while doing the thing that they both love. But, as their success rises they begin to lose each other and must make difficult decisions that may threaten their relationship and love for one another. This film is heart-breaking, with amazing performances from Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling and represents living your authentic life and doing whatever it takes to please yourself. I would rate this award winning film 4.5/5 stars and would recommend it to anyone with a soft spot for romance and beating the odds. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Vilka Apr 16, 2018

Attractive visuals fall flat under a dull romance and a tired old 'young people try to make it in show-biz' story that tries to emulate golden-age Fred Astaire-style musicals but somehow doesn't quite get there. The singing voices were good, the argument scenes were well-done, and I liked how the very ending was not what might have been expected, but I was expecting more after the hype.

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gingin1972
Apr 12, 2018

I hate musicals! Horrible movie! Waste of time and life!

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Nooksack20
Mar 25, 2018

Originally I thought perhaps the negative reviews I read on this movie were due to the reviewer's dislike of musicals. However, this one was a real stinker to anyone who has watched real musicals. The leads were badly miscast and not at all believable. The singing and dancing was reminiscent of a high school level play. And last, but not least, the story line was ridiculous. The entire Academy must have been deaf and blind in order to give this movie any nominations, much less awards.

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BrandonBlanchard
Mar 10, 2018

La La Land is a terrific movie, with excellent performers, and absolutely deserving of its six Academy Awards.

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mudgytippy
Feb 13, 2018

Very weak plot, kind of strange, disconnected scenes. Boring...
Singing was not great either.

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publicenemy46
Feb 03, 2018

Wasn't a great movie but it was entertaining. I like the song City of Stars. Am glad it didn't win the Oscar for best picture it didn't deserve it anyway.

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jdonohue
Jan 28, 2018

The music is great the story is great, but the ending isn't.

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jdonohue
Jan 28, 2018

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red_cobra_341
Jun 19, 2017

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blue_cheetah_7593
Apr 04, 2017

blue_cheetah_7593 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 12

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jimg2000
Jun 16, 2017

Quite a few in IMDb already but here is one not there -- Audition (The Fools Who Dream)

Stone's aunt P1 of 2:

My aunt used lived in Paris.
I remember, she used to come home and tell us...
These stories about being abroad and...
I remember she told us that she jumped into the river once...
Barefoot
She smiled...
Leapt ...
Without looking
And tumbled into...
The Seine
The water was freezing
She spent a month sneezing
But said she would do it again
Here's to the ones who dream
Foolish as they may seem
Here's to the hearts that ache
Here's to the mess we made
She captured a feeling Sky with no ceilling

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jimg2000
Jun 16, 2017

Stone's aunt P2 of 2:

The sunset inside a frame
She lived in her liquor And died with a flicker
I'll always remember the flame
Here's to the ones who dream
Foolish as they may seem
Here's to the hearts that ache
Here's to the mess we made
She told me...
"A bit of madeness is key"
"To give us new colors to see"
"Who knows where it will lead us?"
"And that's why they need us"
Bring on the rebels
The ripples from pebbles
The painters, and poets, and plays
And here's to the fools who dream
Crazy as they may seem
Here's to the hearts that break
Here's to the mess we made
I trace it all back to then
Her, and the snow, and the Seine
Smiling trough it
She said she'd do it
Again

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Coarse Language: some language, one f word

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