La La Land 2016 English HDCAM x264 700MB
IMDB Ratings: 8.8/10
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Director: Damien Chazelle
Writers: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
Movie Plot: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.I was interested in seeing this film because not only am I a sucker for a good musical, but I’ll admit to being a big fan of Ryan Gosling and I was intrigued to see what the director of Whiplash would do with a musical picture to make it fresh and unique. So when I had the chance to see a late-planned viewing at the London Film Festival, I jumped at the chance (FYI, Ryan Gosling came to the screening as a surprise post- film Q&A attendee despite not appearing at the Headline Gala the night before so I was chuffed!)
The premise of the story is that Stone is a young actress who has moved to LA to wait tables while auditioning to try and ‘make it’, while Gosling is a jazz purist (“Anyone who doesn’t like jazz just doesn’t have the right…context”, he insists) who plays the piano in bars to make a living and dreams of opening his own Jazz bar. Or to put it succinctly – “Two young artists meet and fall in love while chasing their dreams”. The musical flows thematically from first love to heartbreak and every other emotion between, with great music throughout.