Sunday, January 22, 2017
Movie Review: Lala Land (2016)
Jim Pagiamtzis Review:
"The movie takes you on a journey of two people lives who happen to cross paths and leads them into experiences and life choices that will affect them in various ways. The singing and dancing captivates your interest and leads you to the climax that you may not have expected to see!"
Nathalie Wood Review:
"Sometimes we hear folks reminisce about the good old days when things were simpler, life was made of song and problems could be solved with a dance or two... such was life on film, in Hollywood, and such is the feeling you get watching Lala Land, the musical romance of our postmodern times.
Although the story is far from original, the plot quite predictable and the acting, well, just good enough, the movie delivers a feel-good vibe and some beautiful original music.
Just as the characters struggle with falling in love at first, the audience may be hesitant too... but in the end, we smile and say, 'Why not'?! In Lala Land smiles are guaranteed, and for music enthusiasts, the soundtrack is worth buying"
Written and directed by Academy Award® 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.