Movie Review: La La Land

Directed by Damien Chazelle 

5 Stars 

In Los Angeles, Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) are both brought together by their wants to achieve their dreams. They soon come to realize that it will be a challenge to be together whilst perusing their dreams. La La Land is a captivating story about the cost of dreams, and it is one of the greatest movies made.  


As someone who has never enjoyed musicals all that much, La La Land blew me away with its amazing cast, beautiful costume and set design, and an absolutely stellar soundtrack that you’ll be stuck humming for the rest of the week. This movie is vibrant and gorgeous, and it can be easily understood that every choice made while making this movie from the editing, and writing, to the cinematography was carefully made to make the most stunning movie ever. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are both phenomenal actors in this movie and their on-screen chemistry immersed me in this wonderful story. Damien Chazelle (Director) and Justin Hurwitz (Composer) are geniuses who were able to turn a genre that is enjoyed and disliked by many and turn it into a movie with inspiring music that really knows how to play with your emotion

s. The last ten minutes of the film have practically zero dialogue, yet the music and visuals come together to create one of the most original and bittersweet endings ever. This movie will make you cheerful as quickly as it will make you cry. La La Land is a well-crafted, gorgeous movie that will make you forget any distaste you have for musicals; its beautiful music and incredible acting carry this movie to its perfect yet bittersweet conclusion. 


Reviewed by Hiero V. 

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