La La Land

La La Land is the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz musician who meet as they are pursuing their dreams in Los Angeles.

This is a beautifully made film, with several nods to classic musical films from the golden age of Hollywood, and there is a sense of nostalgia throughout the film, made all the more clear by Sebastian’s passion for jazz. The colours and cinematography are stunning, with many single takes used for the musical numbers.

The chemistry between Stone and Gosling is fantastic and there is plenty of humour. Much has been written about the ending and without giving anything away, I think it made the film much more memorable that the ending wasn’t necessarily what you would expect.

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