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It was sold as a contemporary version of the great musicals of the late 40's early 50's but although it's charming enough, it's just not in the same league as those classics. Those films had knockout... Read more dancers who could really dance and singers who could sing. This has neither. But it's pleasant, and the two stars make it work up to a point. But if you're expecting another American in Paris, or Astaire and Rogers classic, forget this and rent the real thing. Or lower your expectations.
La La Land is very nostalgic. It reminded me of films such as Singin In The Rain and those old Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films. I loved every minute of it. Right from the opening scene on the l... Read more.a freeway. I also loved the scene where Emma and Ryan dance in front of L.A sunset. I went to L.A with my mother in 2015 and we did a star tour of warner bros studios and saw the lot where they shot friends e.t.c I was in heaven. I saw where they shot Sunset Boulevard. Ok Im rambling but I loved this film. Emma Stone portrayed a struggling actress very well and deserved the Oscar. It deserved all the Oscars it won except best picture. Im glad Moonlight won. Having said that this is already one of my all time favourite films. I will buy on it dvd immediately when it is released
Even though I love musicals I don't think it lived fully up to the hype. Having said that I still enjoyed it and the leads and of course the singing and dancing good.
Disappointing - definitely not a "great" musical. Some dance routines were charming, but the singing was mediocre. I thought the story dragged and the fantasy "alternate reality" at the end of the... Read more film was ill-judged. If Hollywood was celebrating itself, it did a poor job. Not worth 2 hours + of viewing.
It Is a musical of two halfs. While they clearly try to copY the success (and the music) of some of the great musicals of the 40'ies and 50'ies - the first part comes across as quite "thin" and artificial... Read more. My thought was - why didn't they pick some actors who can sing? Towards the end of the musical (in some sort of deja vu session) comes some of the magic across such a movie should have. However - it is not one of these movies you will want to watch again and again. Watching it once is enough and some might say that's already too much.
I'm a great fan of musicals, but I found some of the singing and dancing at the beginning, a distraction and somehow out of place. The story of pursuing their dreams was strong enough to stand on it's own. Still worth watching though.
Did not enjoy this movie was not what we thought it was going to be like at all.... disappointed
The Hollywood media machine is stroking itself. It pays 'homage' to classical musicals but fails to be one itself. Clunky dialogue between two characters that are impossible to like and that really... Read more need a good slap. Really disappointed after watching this.
Definitely over rated some of the music was ok but what little story there was dragged on. After watching this I don't know why it deserved its Oscar.