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La La Land (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 25 December 2016 (USA)
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While waiting for their big breaks, two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely- charming, soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant, vivacious playwright, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance.

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Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. Written by Eirini

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Here's to the fools who dream.


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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,102,091 (USA) (16 December 2016)

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$151,058,124 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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Trivia

Damien Chazelle began work on La La Land (2016) in 2010, noting he was inspired by the French musical classic The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964). [Variety 2017] See more »

Goofs

When Mia and roommates are getting ready to go out, one of her roommates pulls out a strappy blue dress and gives to Mia to wear. Mia dances and sings with the dress insinuating that she is going to wear it out that evening. When the girls all are finished getting ready and head out Mia is seen wearing a completely different blue dress that looks nothing like the one she was handed by her roommate. It is same color, but different style of dress altogether. See more »

Quotes

Sebastian: You should come.
Mia: To Boise?
Sebastian: You can knock it off your bucket list.
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Prepare to be DISAPPOINTED! La La Land or Blaah Blaah Bland?
5 February 2017 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

We should give credit when it's due, but not when it doesn't deserve it. Damien Chazelle did an excellent job in writing and directing the movie Whiplash in 2014, but not so with La La Land in 2016.

This latest film was utter garbage and deserves less than a 1/10. It wasn't only painful for me to watch, but I also was robbed of my precious time and energy, because of the media's thumbs up reviews, which should have been all thumbs down.

Although the actors where good, the "chemistry" was awkward and boring.

The story line was a C- poor. It needed much more substance and quality.

I will never trust movie reviews ever again. How this got so many nominations blows mind! This proves to me that Hollywood is truly corrupt and filled with favoritism. There are way too many movies better than this that did not get nominated.

Shame on you Hollywood. Shame on you movie reviewers who lied about this being great. I felt like I was stabbed in the back multiple times by watching this crap and the lies that are trying to keep this movie afloat.

Don't give into to the hype. This movie is just not right.


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