Disclosure: I was provided with a free screening of La La Land in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
When I was asked to attend the Denver screening of La La Land it was the first I had learned about this new movie. I read about the cast and synopsis and I was so excited to attend. I could tell it was going to be a great movie. I decided to invite my mom to see the movie with me for a little mom and daughter date evening. It turned out to be a really great movie for a mom and daughter date.
As we were driving to the theater we heard on the radio that La La Land had been nominated for SEVEN Golden Globes! What timing! This got us both even more excited to get to the theater.
My Review of La La Land:
La La Land is a refreshing new movie that took us back to the good old days of Hollywood. The music, the costumes, and the settings were simply breath-taking. While the story didn’t end the way I thought it would, I left the theater feeling satisfied with this great movie.
I really enjoy musicals and this was a great twist of a big screen film with a musical and small play. I felt like I was seeing the performance live. I found myself tapping my toes to the jazz sounds and have already had the soundtrack on repeat while at work.
La La Land is such a unique film and deserves every nomination it has received. Through out it all, we are reminded to live and push for those dreams – even when in La La Land (Hollywood).
Make a date to see this film while in the theater!
La La Land Official Site
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Rating: PG-13 for some language
U.S. Release Date: December 16, 2016 [Wide]
Running Time: 128 minutes
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Tom Everett Scott, Josh Pence
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Written by: Damien Chazelle
Produced by: Fred Berger, p.g.a.; Jordan Horowitz, p.g.a.; Gary Gilbert; Marc Platt, p.g.a
Music and Score by: Justin Hurwitz
Lyrics by: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Choreographer: Mandy Moore
Credits not contractual
Written and directed by Academy Award® 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 known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
Summit Entertainment presents, a Marc Platt production, an Imposter Pictures / Gilbert Films production.