Starring Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K Simmons, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt
Whimsical musical about a man and a woman out to make it in Los Angeles. Gosling wants to be a great jazz pianist but finds it increasingly tempting to sell out to modern smooth jazz, while Stone wants to be a Hollywood actress but can’t seem to get beyond hello at auditions. The two fall in love and the film plays out in grand fashion; incredible camera flourishes and spectacular set pieces. La La Land, more in the style of the great French musical Umbrellas of Cherbourg than a classic MGM musical, is a superb reminder of past classics and how great the musical genre can be, but it falls short of greatness itself.