You can have your Manchester By The Snoozes, I’ll have what Damien Chazelle is serving in La La Land – life, love, and the pursuit of making movies magical and fun again!
I hope you saw Damien’s Whiplash. It’s like La La Land, but painful! Pain is good, and usually makes for a better movie (and in this case, that is true, and in the case of Manchester By The Sea, it’s false), but pleasure is also important, and La La Land is a delectable slice of pleasure!
There is no current screen pairing more pleasureful than the screen pairing of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. They made Crazy, Stupid, Love, not so stupid, and rather lovely! They made for a welcome distraction in the distracting piece of garbage that was Gangster Squad. In La La Land, they make us go ga ga for even more Gostone/Stonling pairings. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – they need to never stop making Gosling-Stone movies. Never. They, being Hollywood, really should(n’t). Is there anyone out there that would disagree with such a statement? Is there anyone out there in general still reading this site? Gawd, are you there? It’s me, Margaret!
La La Land was a musical, but it didn’t really need all the jazz hands and songs and dances. I mean, they were nice and all, but they could make a silent movie where Gosling and Stone work in a poop factory and we’d still fall in love with them. Hmmm, I have a great idea for their next film – POOP FACTORY: A LOVE STORY!
Verdictgo: Jeepers Mos Def Worth A Peepers
La La already Landed at a theater near jews AND white nationalists
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…