NCMA Summer Movies: La La Land
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La La Land
(2016) Written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend. (128 min.) PG-13
The City of Stars is a magnet for an aspiring actress and a struggling jazz musician in Damien Chazelle’s smash hit 21st-century musical. Winner of six Oscars, it’s brimful of surreal touches and a passion for classic film. La La Land’s landscape includes episodes of transporting joy.
“Musicals are for idealists. One of the pleasures of classic film musicals is the chance to watch bodies become extraordinary—strolling and then singing and soaring—often in stories that suggest that with some choir practice and maybe an Arthur Murray dance lesson or two, you could soar, too” (New York Times).