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La La Land

128 Minutes/ Rated PG-13
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

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Written and directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

Four stars: 'La La Land' is worth the trip

“La La Land” takes a fresh approach to the classic Hollywood musical, to heartfelt and exhilarating effect. Working from his own screenplay, director Damien Chazelle (“Whiplash”) understands that musicals exist in a state of heightened reality, in which bursting into song is just another mode of expression. And in Stone and Gosling, he has actors who can dive into that emotional flow and carry us along with them.

Gosling is terrific as the coolly introspective yet disarmingly charming Sebastian. And Stone is deservedly generating Oscar buzz for her portrayal of an artist who can’t quite believe she’ll ever be anything other than a barista.

At a time when musicals seldom grace the big screen, “La La Land” is practically a miracle.

- - - Calvin Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Four stars out of four •

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