La La Land
La La Land (2016)

Written and directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 9, 2016
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2017
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: La La Land breathes new life into a bygone genre with thrillingly assured direction, powerful performances, and an irresistible excess of heart.

Linda Holmes

It's just gorgeous, like a flipbook made of dreamy vintage postcards that are somehow about contemporary life in Los Angeles.

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Karen D'Souza
San Jose Mercury News

If you haven't already fallen for this gauzy romp through the city of Angels at this point, you surely will during the last scene, with its bittersweet homage to the way times goes by.

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Garry McConnachie
Daily Record (UK)

It's a wonderful throwback to the golden era of musicals with a 21st century sheen.

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Tom Shone

A toasty splash of sound and color .

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

It asks what the characters of a Cinemascope musical would have to dream about, and answers with a finale that lifts the film to a higher plane of wish fulfillment and melancholy.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

a bright, energetic, buzzy blast of show biz dreams and romantic fantasy, a classic story with a pair of beautiful and charismatic young stars... who meet cute, clash instantly, and dance their way to romance during a walk through the Hollywood Hills.

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Gary M. Kramer

La La Land is a worthy showcase for the magnificent Stone's talents, and she is heartbreaking throughout.

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Jim Slotek
Toronto Sun

I have yet to meet someone who's watched it and come out in a bad mood.

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Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot

With its gorgeous visuals, captivating narrative, and phenomenal music, La La Land easily earns its place as the very best film of 2016.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Hobin
In La La Land the "City of Angels" is reimagined through the glorious sheen of the late 40s/early 50s Hollywood musical. For examples, watch An… More
Spencer Macklin
Chazelle's strong direction coupled with powerful performances from Stone and Gosling help to create a wonderful and nostalgic treat at the cinema.
Nicki Marie
Very well made, though I don't generally like musicals and there is nothing in the songs here to change my mind. Emma Stone is fantastic as always. The… More
Carlos Magalhães
A lovely and colorful tribute to old classic Hollywood musicals, even though it doesn't have what it takes to be just as memorable. Full review on… More
Mark Walker
The Hollywood musical has all but become a thing of the past and a genre that few filmmakers attempt anymore. If I'm honest, it's really no loss to… More
Kevin M. Williams
Damien Chazelle is no less than a Dr. Frankenstein, taking bits and pieces of an old (and curiously disrespected) genre and re-infusing the thing with fresh… More