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La La Land (2016)

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

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Top Rated Movies #144 | Won 6 Oscars. Another 202 wins & 242 nominations. See more awards »

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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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25 December 2016 (USA)  »

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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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Damien Chazelle originally penned the idea for La La Land while studying at Harvard University with the film's composer, Justin Hurwitz. He wrote the screenplay in 2010, but had trouble finding a studio willing to produce it. However, after major success with his film Whiplash (2014) in 2014, Summit Entertainment agreed to make the feature. See more »

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In the first scene in Sebastian's apartment, the clock says 10:50, but later on it shows 9:50. See more »

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Mia: No, Jamal. You be trippin'.
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There is a title card at the very beginning that says "Filmed in CinemaScope." See more »

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Si Ridesta in Ciel L'aurora
(from 'La Traviata')
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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My Most Memorable Cinematic Experience Since Star Wars - when I was six
10 October 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The last time, I felt like this, in a cinema, I was six years old and I was watching Star Wars. I never imagined, I would ever find that feeling again in a cinema. That sense of being transported to another world.

The opening sequence took my breath away and I never got it back. Not even at the end - which left my head spinning. It is a beautiful film with soul, wit, charm, style and love. It is simply outrageous! Bold and fantastic and fantastical.

I am a straight man but my love for Ryan Gosling could change all that. He's a melancholy genius and Emma Stone is our muse.

This film defies genre. It is a masterpiece. I urge you to see it. I was lucky enough to see it at the BFI London Film Festvial.

It has been five days since I saw La La Land and I am still thinking about it and singing the haunting refrain that plays with your soul. I mean it gets in there - that music - the music of the firmament. Flying still, dreaming still... thank you Damien.


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