Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in this all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy from the director of 2014's brilliant Whiplash. Story follows a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Multiple award winner at the 2017 Golden Globes including Best Picture (Comedy or Musical).
Best Actress (Stone), Director, Original Song ("City of Stars"), Original Score,
Cinematography and Production Design, Academy Awards 2017; Best Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actress (Stone), Cinematography and Original Music, BAFTAs 2017; Best Picture (Comedy or Musical), Best Director, Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical (Stone), Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical (Gosling), Best Screenplay, Best Original Song ("City of Stars") and Best Original Score, Golden Globes 2017; Best Actress (Stone) winner at Venice Film Festival 2016; People's Choice Award for Best Gala or Special Presentation, Toronto International Film Festival 2016
About halfway through Damien Chazelle's quietly transcendent La La Land, aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) is reassuring a mildly dejected Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) about his unlikely dream of opening a jazz club in a world that doesn't care about jazz. The reason the club will be a success, asserts Mia, is because Sebastian himself is so passionate about jazz, and people enjoy responding to that kind of passion.
Chazelle has assembled a vibrant, infectiously hummable pastiche of musical and cinematic styles - an entrancing ode to the glories of cinema past as well as a heartfelt expression of faith in the medium's future.