The film that famously had the Oscar for Best Picture for about 2 minutes. Nominated for 14 Oscars, an all-time record. Won Best Actress (Emma Stone) Directing Best Song, Musical Score and Cinematography.
San Francisco Chronicle, Mick LaSalle, “It’s a beautiful and hopeful film, coming at a time when there isn’t much beauty or hope in our movies, and it’s the type of picture — a sprawling, exuberant musical drama — that hasn’t been seen in decades.”
Just when musicals seem passe´, along comes La La Land, dominating the Oscars, and not just in the music categories. Mia (Emma Stone, Oscar for Best Actress), an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling, nominated), a dedicated jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail piano gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.