La La Land Gets Mixed Reviews From Critics

Posted: Dec 9 2016, 2:27pm CST | by , Updated: Dec 13 2016, 9:09pm CST, in Latest Movie News


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La La Land Gets Mixed Reviews from Critics

La La Land gets an array of reviews from Critics and all of them are not the most stellar or appreciative.

From the Oscar nominated director of the 2014’s Whiplash comes another tale of two determined souls who want to make it big. This time set in a musical frame, the new movie La La Land is set to premiere in the U.S. soon.

Having already achieved considerable success at the Venice Film Festival with Emma Stone receiving accolades for her remarkable work in the main role, the movie is in the hands of the U.S. box office to determine its success.

A musical in the strictest sense, La La Land can be loosely described as one those cheesy musicals where the main characters dream about becoming famous and well known through their love of acting and music, eventually fall in love and try hard to make their dreams come true.

Emma Stone plays the role of Mia, a barista at a café on the Warner Bros. lot a barista and an aspiring actress whofails at auditions. Ryan Gosling plays Sebastian aka Seb who works at a club where he is required to play a set list of Christmas tunes by his boss.

Both characters have big dreams that the want to fulfil. Miadreams about making a name for herself by writing, self-financing, and performing a one-woman show.

Her biggest audition involves her solo performance of a monologue of her own making, for a starring role in a movie that has no script and will, a casting agent says, be “built around” her.Sebwants to open a jazz club and wants to play jazz (“pure jazz,” he says), but his pianistic ideal, and the setting in which he shines, is solo.

Their paths cross in different encounters marked by song and dance as they eventually fall in love. However, there dreams are too big and these characters find it hard to make their relationship work.

While many critics including those at the Venice Film Festival admire the musical and the modern take of Chazelle on the old musicals and stories, many other critics find the movie lacking.

The characters are not given much instead of references and gimmicks of the past that are expected to steer the story ahead but they do not adequately work for the story telling part of the movie.

Emma Stone’s performance has been praised for steering the role of Mi forward as the character has been described to have no real depth. The audience will now decide whether La La Land is really a box office success or not.

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