Well this was disappointing, it's not bad by any means but I was left feeling is that it? I could see what it was trying to do with all the throwbacks to old musicals but it was all so slight and blah. The music was beautiful and the songs are great but there are essentially five/six songs and some dance numbers, the second half is mostly spent watching this rather bland unoriginal love story unfold. Maybe my expectations were too high but it wasn't as good as I was lead to believe from all the hype. Also Ryan Gosling is gorgeous but rather dead behind the eyes.