Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt, Meagen Fay, Callie Hernandez
Musical comedy-drama written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the story is set in modern day Los Angeles about everyday life exploring the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. We follow Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress who serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician who scrapes by playing cocktail piano gigs in dingy bars. As success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Mia: [singing] Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. Here’s to the hearts that ache. Here’s to the mess we make. She captured feeling, sky with no ceiling, the sunset inside with rain. Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. Here’s to the hearts that ache. Here’s to the mess we make.
Boss: You’re fired.
Sebastian: It’s Christmas.
Boss: Yeah, I see the decorations. Good luck in the New Year.
[after hearing Sebastian play on the piano]
Mia: I just heard you play and I want to…
[Sebastian walks over to her and kisses her]
Mia: It’s pretty strange that we keep running into each other.
Sebastian: Maybe it means something.
Mia: I doubt it.
Sebastian: Yeah, I don’t think so.
Sebastian: [to Mia] You could just write your own roles, you know, write something that’s interesting as you are.
Mia: What are you going to do?
Sebastian: I have my own club.
[referring to Sebastian]
Tracy: Is that going to happen every time?
Mia: I think so.
Keith: [to Sebastian] How are you going to be a revolutionary if you’re such a traditionalist? You’re holding onto the past, but jazz is about the future.
Mia: Maybe I’m not good enough!
Sebastian: Yes, you are.
Mia: Maybe I’m not. It’s like a pipedream.
Sebastian: [to Mia] This is the dream! It’s conflict and it’s compromised, it’s very, very exciting.
La La Land is set for release in the US December 16th and UK January 13th.