After Whiplash, Damien Chazelle made an other masterpiece in LaLaLand, which is a reference to the city of Los Angeles and also of being out of touch with reality. The musical shares the life of Mia (Emma Stone), who dreams of becoming an actress. While she is waiting for her dream to come true, she works as waitress in a café in Hollywood. On the other side, Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a piano player in a jazz club as a means of survival. Destiny is going to bring both these big dreamers together.
- The casting with Emma Stone + Ryan Gosling is a perfect match, like a modern version of Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in Notting Hill.
- The soundtrack is composed by Justin Hurwitz and written by Ben Pasek and Justin Paul makes the cinematic experience of the movie. The diversity of this soundtrack takes you on a roller coaster of emotions and makes the viewer want to dance in the street.
- It is aesthetically pleasing, with excellent use of colours, costumes and a wonderful image. If you want stars in your eyes, this movie is for you.
- The escapism that we need once in a while. After watching this film, you lose yourself in this masterpiece by Damien Chazelle. After the recent success of the filmmaker, you can’t wait for his next project.
Thank you again Damien