Atom User Reviews for La La Land
Definitely a must see and a clear contender for the Best Picture Oscar. Made me fall in love with my city of LA all over again.
Best Movie of 2016. Everything from the acting, directing, songs, score, dialogue, cinematography, production/costume design, and sound is just top notch. Even if your not a fan of musicals or slow pacing, this is still an absolute must see!!! 10/10!!!
At first I had no idea which decade they were in. They used iPhones, but looked like they were in the 60s. The singing was mediocre. The dancing was not great. The only high part of the movie was John Legend singing. The pianist was good though....but this movie was a waste of my time and I'll never get back those 2 hours of my life. La La Land put me in just that....la la land 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
No better soundtrack on a movie
Three-quarters into it I wanted to take a nap. But overall it was good due to its originality. The opening sequence is the best part of the entire film and worth all the praise - but the rest is just okay.
For all its borrowing and bricolage, La La Land never feels like a backward-looking or unoriginal work. Even when not every one of its risks pays off the way that first song does, this movie is bold, vital, funny, and alive.
With infectious enthusiasm, charismatic leads, gorgeous songs, vibrant colors, and dazzling camerawork, La La Land restores the original movie musical to its former glory.
For Chazelle to be able to pull this off the way he has is something close to remarkable. The director's feel for a classic but, for all intents and purposes, discarded genre format is instinctive and intense.