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Old 11-27-2016, 01:28 AM   #1
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saw this at Austin last month but forgot to post a review. not much to say other than, as the title implies, it is pure Hollywood magic. at once it manages to be a love letter to the golden age of musicals in the 40s and 50s, while also standing on its own as a 21st-century "Singing In the Rain" (or, here, Sun).

Sebastian and Mia are, respectively, a jazz pianist and actress who have spent a decade in Los Angeles pursuing their dreams without much apparent success. when they meet, it becomes the age-old question of who will reach their dream first and what will be the cost to the other if he/she doesn't? never settling for easy or cliched answers, but posing the questions in one gorgeous musical number after another, La La Land (like the city itself, if you're one of its infinite dreamers) will put a smile on your face even as it breaks your heart.
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:22 AM   #2
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The trailer alone looks interesting. You certainly pushed me in the direction of seeing it 1st chance.
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Old 11-27-2016, 02:02 PM   #3
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Went to a SAG screening of it last week at the Arclight. Loved it.

The audience seemed to love it as well - pure escapist fun in the best sense!

It's as much a love letter to Los Angeles itself too. Identifying all the locations was part of the fun as well.
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:28 AM   #4
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Saw this last night. Ripped me apart. What a movie. Gorgeous frames. Beautifully filmed.
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:30 PM   #5
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Sooooo looking forward to seeing this one!!

I have only seen the trailers but from what is there the cinematography looks astounding!
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:43 AM   #6
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Beautiful.
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:52 AM   #7
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I adored it and admired it and it made me cry. And I'm usually a hard case when it comes to "sentimental" movies.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:16 AM   #8
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Loved every minute! This film, Moonlight, and Captain Fantastic are my favorites of the year.

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Old 01-04-2017, 12:42 PM   #9
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Oh, good, LateNightWriter. Hope to see Moonlight, and I'm seeing Captain Fantastic tonight.
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:40 AM   #10
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Great film!
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