• Andrew Tuck

La La Land

Courtesy: Lionsgate

The Plot:

Sebastian and Mia are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Courtesy: Lionsgate

The Verdict:

Hollywood into the modern time. This slow flowing musical love story takes you on a journey through the lives of two people who fall in and then out of love like the 4 seasons of the year. The two characters, Mia Dolan (played by Emma Stone) and Sebastian Wilder (played by Ryan Gosling) start their relationship in a flurry of affection and support for each other's dreams. But as the years go by and their dreams become a reality, a strain begins to take hold of their love and in the end it becomes too much to stay together.

True love is a funny thing. You can either end a relationship and never talk to each other again or, like this story, become friends who support each other from afar.

Many believe this movie is the best movie of 2016 and give it 5 stars, so expectations were set very high when going in to the theatre. I have to say that I was a little let down. Even though this was an amazing movie that was a massive nod to the Hollywood of old and a love story that is very real in Hollywood, as most people are actors working in a cafe or a musician trying to make it to the big time, so that was relatable. But I think it dragged on towards the end. Emma Stones vocals weren’t all that strong as a singer and I couldn’t help but wonder if this movie was written for someone like Lindsay Lohan, before her fall from grace, to star in.

If you're the type of person who likes jazz music, musical/romantic/comedy movies then this movie may be right up your alley and I would recommend you check it out.


4 out of 5 Choc Tops


Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Lohn Legend.

Directed by:

Damien Chazelle

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#2016 #Lionsgate #Comedy #Drama #Romance #Musical

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