Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Written by: Damien Chazelle
Release date: December 25, 2016 (USA)
Production house: Black Label Media, Gilbert Films, Impostor Pictures
Duration: 2 hours 8 mins.
Here's to the most overrated movie of 2016. So sorry for those who hyped a lot to La La Land, but for me, this movie is so overrated! My first impression to this movie was just like everyone else's! I really thought this movie gonna be very good since it looks like that everyone love it! Plus, I've always liked Emma Stone since I watched The Amazing Spiderman (and omg how i love her relationship with Andrew Garfield!!). But, boom. My expectation was shattered. La La Land didn't impress me as much as I hoped it might be.
I watched the movie with my friends. We picked this movie for that reason we talked about: it looks like that everyone love it. That's all. Turns out, the first-half of the movie was really boring, and I can't help but to check out the rating of this movie on IMDb right on my seat during the movie. And I was really surprised that the rating is 8.8! I was like 'wuuuuuuuuuut' and... well, tried to just enjoy the movie. Then, as the movie finished, I can say that this movie is good, but not 'that' good. The ideas they're trying to tell is really good; about people trying to reach for their dreams and how dreams don't just magically come true like we usually seen in movies. But for me, the beginning is too boring and a bit weird. I don't like the idea to begin a movie with a bunch of strangers dancing and singing together in a middle of traffic jam... The point is, as the beginning of the movie didn't get my attention, it makes me lost curiousity to continue watching the movie. I can say, if I watch this movie online and not in the cinema, I might never watch this movie until the end.
Other than that, let's talk about the good things. I really liked the relationship between Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). They look so cute together, and their relationship development is so lovely! My favorite part is when Mia just sent a voice message to Seb, telling how she misses him, but it turns out that Seb's at home, preparing a dinner for two (too bad the dinner ended with a fight). Actually, I might be very touched by this movie if (once again) the beginning wasn't so boring... Because I know that they loved each other so much. Seb got a job that he doesn't really like for Mia (that her parents want a 'good man' to be with Mia), and it's so... Ugh. Please find me someone like this to be my future husband lol.
The songs are so geeeeewd! My favorite is Audition (The Fools Who Dream) by Emma Stone and City of Stars by Ryan Gosling. Both are very good, and it's so awesome that both main actors/actress who sings the songs. A Lovely Night is great too, as it's the song that comes along with the iconic dance by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. To be honest, this dance was also a reason I watched La La Land. It's so cute and entertaining!
but 8.8/10 for the songs! :)