La La Land

La La Land

DVD - 2017
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A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.
"It's stunningly ambitious and thrillingly alive the way the best movies are."--Entertainment Weekly
"Again and again La La Land cuts to some vibrant vision, and it's often funnier about its outsize old-school ambitions than any cutting critic could be."--Village Voice
"La La does nothing less than jolt the movie musical to life for the 21st century. You leave exhilarated by Damien Chazelle's nonstop inventiveness, dazzled by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, and thrilled how they made movies magic again."--Rolling Stone
Publisher: [United States] : Lionsgate, 2017.
Edition: Widescreen edition
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION LA
Characteristics: 1 DVD (128 min.)

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mudgytippy
Feb 13, 2018

Very weak plot, kind of strange, disconnected scenes. Boring...
Singing was not great either.

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publicenemy45
Feb 03, 2018

Wasn't a great movie but it was entertaining. I like the song City of Stars. Am glad it didn't win the Oscar for best picture it didn't deserve it anyway.

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jdonohue
Jan 28, 2018

The music is great the story is great, but the ending isn't.

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fdb045
Jan 12, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this move which is surprising since musicals are not normally ..... I thought the actors were very good, the music/dancing was excellent and visually stunning.

aavishkakumar Jan 04, 2018

La La Land was nice one off romantic musical movie. I found it sweet but not breathtaking or captivating. The actors did well but the storyline was average, and I felt that the movie could have done better through a better storyline.

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Ianandson
Jan 01, 2018

This movie is so overrated. Visually appealing, but the plot was very weak.

d2013 Dec 30, 2017

Loved the dance routines and the music was fine. Quite enjoyable!

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rsyw
Dec 29, 2017

so much hype about this movie...unfortunately didn't live up to expectation. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling can't sing or dance at a professional level. Last 20 minutes was good

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duane767
Dec 27, 2017

It's alright but I fell asleep half way through it. The type of movie to watch if you want to pass a Saturday afternoon by.

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andreajesse
Dec 23, 2017

What can I say but that I love everything about this movie - the story, the music, the dancing, the performances - all superb. It has all the charm of Hollywood musicals of old, but with a modern twist. The lines between fantasy and reality are blurred as Mia and Sebastian try to realize their dreams in Tinseltown. Mia is an aspiring actress and Sebastian wants to open his own jazz club so he neither has to play standards at the piano bar, nor play keyboards in a mediocre band that is forever on tour. They keep stumbling into each other around L.A. Mia takes an interest in him and he eventually sees the light in her. But can one have it all even with hard work and dedication? This is called into question. But we can always dream. The movie is also a love letter to L.A. Various L.A. locales serve as beautiful backdrop to the various song and dance numbers. You'll find yourself singing - "City of stars, are you shining just for me? City of stars, there's so much that I can't see. Who knows, is this the start of something wonderful and new? Or one more dream that I cannot make true?"

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jdonohue
Jan 28, 2018

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Jun 19, 2017

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Apr 04, 2017

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jimg2000
Jun 16, 2017

Quite a few in IMDb already but here is one not there -- Audition (The Fools Who Dream)

Stone's aunt P1 of 2:

My aunt used lived in Paris.
I remember, she used to come home and tell us...
These stories about being abroad and...
I remember she told us that she jumped into the river once...
Barefoot
She smiled...
Leapt ...
Without looking
And tumbled into...
The Seine
The water was freezing
She spent a month sneezing
But said she would do it again
Here's to the ones who dream
Foolish as they may seem
Here's to the hearts that ache
Here's to the mess we made
She captured a feeling Sky with no ceilling

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jimg2000
Jun 16, 2017

Stone's aunt P2 of 2:

The sunset inside a frame
She lived in her liquor And died with a flicker
I'll always remember the flame
Here's to the ones who dream
Foolish as they may seem
Here's to the hearts that ache
Here's to the mess we made
She told me...
"A bit of madeness is key"
"To give us new colors to see"
"Who knows where it will lead us?"
"And that's why they need us"
Bring on the rebels
The ripples from pebbles
The painters, and poets, and plays
And here's to the fools who dream
Crazy as they may seem
Here's to the hearts that break
Here's to the mess we made
I trace it all back to then
Her, and the snow, and the Seine
Smiling trough it
She said she'd do it
Again

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Coarse Language: some language, one f word

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