Film Review: La La Land

Priya Patel, Staff Writer


The award-winning movie “La La Land” shares the tale of an aspiring actress Emma Stone who hopes to one day be a globally-renowned star. Her world turns upside down when she meets Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a young man whose hopes and dreams lie in opening a jazz-themed restaurant. Both characters work to get end’s meet, while trying to make it in the “city of stars” Los Angeles. This movie is a vivacious representation of youth and perseverance to reach your goals.

I found this movie to be incredibly riveting. In the beginning, the movie was slow. As it progressed, the storyline picked up – I was in awe. I enjoyed the movie’s phenomenal music. What I loved most were the bright colors and the ardent choreography. It was pleasing to the eye. Stone and Gosling’s chemistry lit the screen on fire. I highly recommend this movie. When you first begin this story you will probably think “why did I waste my time on this movie.” So did I. However, first impressions can be deceiving. This movie will change your life.