La La Land

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  1. ameraal

    ameraal trash

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    it really bugged me. maybe it's just the frame of mind i'm in but i'm tired of people giving up on each other because of circumstances. it's so hard to really connect with another person these days, it makes me angry when people don't make more of an effort to make it work.
     
  2. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Er... :D
     
  3. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    It was VERY IMPERFECT for me, but I've still given it a 9 for the exact reasons you loved it.

    It truly made me feel something in quite a profound way, which is so rare at the cinema these days. It made me feel grateful for every wonderful experience and it made my heart ache for every lost opportunity. As a massive fan of music, films, theatre and musicals, I think I'm potentially just a bit more programmed to respond emotionally to music, especially when it combines the best elements of film and theatre.

    It really looked exquisite, it was a beautiful postcard of L.A. and it was so ambitious and so different to anything anyone else has tried. I loved both Stone and Gosling but I couldn't help but feel I'd have preferred leads who could really sing and dance, But I understand why they wanted both movie stars and accomplished screen actors in the roles. It's just a shame we don't have movie stars like that these days.

    I hear what everyone's saying about the lack of music in the middle section too. I felt like they lost belief in the power of music a bit. The argument scenes in their apartment and outside the theatre were ideal moments for songs, but they obviously felt naturalistic acting was weightier and I think that undermines what they were trying to do overall.
     
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  4. RaspberrySwirl

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    I absolutely loved this despite me normally hating musicals.

    I saw it with a guy who slightly resembles Gosling on our third date, so I might be biased but I think it really was so beautifully shot, loved the soundtrack (apart from the opening song, and the annoying John Legend song) and all in all it really moved me and made me even more infatuated with the date. If Inhad watched alone at home I would have cried because of that ending.

    I want to give it a 10 because it made happy to watch but it's a 9 at most.
     
  5. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    Well that has made me feel like SHIT :evil:
     
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  6. Zu-Klara

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    A :disco: for jivafox for giving this NOUGHT :D
     
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  7. ZZ

    ZZ lacklustre forgotten diva

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    So I succumbed into watching this yesterday hours before the awards ceremony just so that I'd be informed about its worth.
    I gave it a 5 overall.
    The music was ok, 'City of Stars' is an earworm, but I'm not sure if it's going to be a classic Oscar song 10 years from now.
    The performances were alike any old rom-com you would stumble upon on Netflix or something. Nothing special and neither of the 2 leads gave anything we haven't seen in other films they've appeared.
    Now, direction was ok, but Oscar worthy? I don't think so.
    Overall an ok movie. Certainly NOT my film of the year or even this month.
     
  8. Gangsta Nancy Lam

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    I thought it was lovely. A really beautiful film. Emma Stone is wonderful, and acts circles around Ryan Gosling who I really don't think much of. There's been lots of criticism of their whisper singing, but I've never been much a vox queen.

    That said, 'Audition (The Fools Who Dream)' made me want to listen to Liza's 'Cabaret'.
     
  9. big ron

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    Just watched this, amazing. Wish I'd seen it at a cinema.
     
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  10. ZZ

    ZZ lacklustre forgotten diva

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    That is not the review I expected from ron.
     
  11. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    I've given this a generous 8 for
    the fictionalised relationship sequence at the end.

    I also think that Emma Stone got the Oscar because
    The Academy felt sorry for her character.
     
  12. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    I noticed that Oscar winning JK Simmons from Whiplash plays a jazz bastard in this film too.
     
  13. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    Very gay.
     
  14. ZZ

    ZZ lacklustre forgotten diva

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    Let's just say very 'un-ron-ly'
     
  15. Ag

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    This is fucking shit.
     
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  16. Ag

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    I'm only about half an hour in, but I'm delighted I didn't piss a tenner away on it.
     
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  17. Ag

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    What rot.
     
  18. ZZ

    ZZ lacklustre forgotten diva

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    Rot indeed
     
  19. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    I (nearly) CRIED!
     
  20. big ron

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    I stand by my review.
     
  21. RaspberrySwirl

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    Oh, that person ended up being my boyfriend and now my ex. I blame this movie for making me too soft. Still a 9/10, I believe.
     
  22. Mugatu

    Mugatu a marginalized clown

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    It takes on a different dimension when you realise that the main character is actually Los Angeles itself.
     
  23. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    I gave it a low 7/10 originally but I don't really have any desire to see it again.
     
  24. RaspberrySwirl

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    You're not wrong, Mu. I have to admit that the observatory scene made me want to visit it and that's the first time I've ever thought of visiting something LA related.
     
  25. VoR

    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    I did enjoy it at the time, but I like it less the more I think about it.

    I love the Moviebitches review of it.

    "You MIGHT like it... you MIGHT also be a basic bitch..."

     
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  26. RaspberrySwirl

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    I know I usually use the same phrase too, but unlike with songs you're supposed to want to hear again, I don't think the will to re-watch a movie is as important.
     
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  27. Ellie

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    I think it's the songs that put me off! The music was below par for me and the thought of willingly listening to City of Stars again is dreadful. Also John Legend might just be the most bland singer around, so to have him as a screen presence as well, ugh.
     
  28. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    I still get massive flashes of rage that this film exists and that I sat through the entire thing.
     
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  29. Suedey

    Suedey Bachelor No. 2

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    Agreed 100%

    I regret my 6/10... should have been 3/10 really
     
  30. HeLikedTurner

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    Wonderful! Pitch perfect performances, beautiful songs and gorgeous visuals. One of my faves from recent years!
     
  31. Ag

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    Truly tedious.
     

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