La La Land Review

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Dale Robinette

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Emma Coons, Writer

La La Land, starring the lovely Emma Stone (Mia) and the ever beloved Ryan Gosling (Sebastian), truly displayed a new and delightful romance with song and dance. Mia and Sebastian are drawn together by their appreciation of each other’s passion for what they love, but through their romance comes hardship when their passions turn to successes and their mutual love changes to tension.

The film knew exactly how to make a musical not all about being a musical. The music was perfectly scattered throughout, keeping me interested in the story. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) kept a recurring musical theme throughout the film which brought me nearly to tears each time. The story of their romance was lovely, yet not cheesy or overused. It brought me to tears of happiness and joy all while making me laugh at the same time.

Not only did I like this movie, but so did the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press, also known as the people who pick the Golden Globe winners. La La Land won:

Ryan Gosling: Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy

Emma Stone: Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

La La Land: Best Musical or Comedy

Damien Chazelle: Best Director of a Motion Picture

Justin Hurwitz: Best Original Score

Damien Chazelle: Best Screenplay of a Motion Picture

And in my opinion, it deserved all of it.