La La Land
Dir. Damien Chazelle. USA, 2016. 2h 8m. Starring Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Rosemary Dewitt, J.K. Simmons.
Radiant showtunes, tender love songs and freewheeling jazz light up the screen in this heavenly musical comedy from the director of Whiplash, Damien Chazelle. An aspiring actress and a dedicated jazz pianist pursue their dreams in an iridescent extravaganza of song and dance. Stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling dazzle in this optimistic and absorbing homage to the golden age of Hollywood.
With a record number of wins at this year’s Golden Globes, and five BAFTA Awards - including Best Film, Director, Actress, Cinematography and Original Music - the film looks set to storm the awards season.
‘La La Land is such a happy, sweet-natured movie - something to give you a Vitamin D boost of sunshine.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
‘It has its head in the stars, and for a little over two wonderstruck hours, it lifts you up there too.’ ★★★★★ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph