review: la la land (2016)

SYNOPSIS (IMDB): A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9.1/10

ACTING: 9/10 *
CINEMATOGRAPHY: 9.5/10
NARRATIVE/SCREENPLAY: 9.2/10 **
SCORE: 9.7/10 ***

REVIEW IN ONE SENTENCE: I think I definitely over-hyped this one for myself, but I still enjoyed it very much.

* The chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in any movie they do is incredible. They work amazingly together. What knocked the acting score down a point for me was Emma’s dancing.

** I really liked the way they structured this film with the cutting back and forth through time and different perspectives. This was probably one of the highlights for me while watching this movie.

*** So this soundtrack was stuck in my head for… wait it’s still currently stuck in my head… Yup. The songs are very very very VERY good.

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