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La La Land (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 25 December 2016 (USA)
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A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.

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Mia
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Linda (Coffee Shop Manager)
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Coffee Spiller
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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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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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The first movie shot entirely on film to earn an Academy Award for Best Cinematography since Inception (2010) won six years prior. See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning of the movie, when Mia is leaving work to go to the audition, she bumps into a customer who spills a cup of coffee on her white shirt. You can clearly see that when she leaves the audition, the big coffee stain on her shirt is very different from before (when she was leaving work). See more »

Quotes

Karen (Waitress): [passing by the piano] Welcome back, Seb.
Sebastian: [to himself] There's a nice way to say that, Karen.
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There is a title card at the very beginning that says "Filmed in CinemaScope." See more »

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References The Dove (1927) See more »

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Music by Justin Hurwitz
Performed by La La Land Jazz Ensemble
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26 February 2017 | by (Outer Rim of the Milky Way Galaxy) – See all my reviews

Much like Arrival, which the critics went gaga over and was a drama disguised as a science fiction film, the critics went gaga over this as well. Perhaps if they'd had some musically inclined people in it, rather than the cast they did, it might have kept my attention. But it didn't. I find Ryan Gosling bland, and really while I like Emma, she needs to stretch her acting muscles. The big eyed earnest waif act is wearing a bit thin. Her character in this could have been her character from Easy A, there's that little of a difference. Some critics have compared this to Singin in the Rain, but there is no comparison. That's a classic and this is just another over-hyped Hollywood movie. I'm sure some people love it. But I'm pretty sure just as many didn't.


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