La La Land (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical , Romance
The musical that has all the awards and recommendations that has taken the world by storm. I can admit this is a fabulous musical that has entertained and surprised me 🙂 . I loved the feeling of this movie 😀 . The wonderful musical nostalgia filled every scene that allowed moments like the “floating in the observatory” to be accepted. The story line was very entertaining and captivating as you felt for both characters Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). They both acted very well and their relationship was believable. The dance sections were far and few between but when they appeared, they were good 🙂 . My personal favourites were the opening, the “A Lovely Night” sequence and the end dance montage. The songs are also sublime and I loved “City of Stars” and “The fools who dream”. I also loved the colour of the set and costumes plus I really enjoyed the first section 🙂 . Unfortunately, near the end I was disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, I was still captivated and still enjoyed it. The ending was perfect, just not my cup of tea 😛 . It kind of suggested you can either have true love or dreams, you can’t have both. I know technically it’s a happy ending but I am true romantic I just wished it ended differently. A great movie that I do recommend and probably deserves it awards… it just depends on what you want from a musical. Enjoy 🙂
I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!
P.S. Happy Chinese New Year!