I had some doubts before watching LA LA LAND because I’m not really a big fan of musicals. The only movie musical I can think now that I like is MOULIN ROUGE. SING STREET is beautiful too and it has lots of music but I guess it’s not a musical film.
But after watching LA LA LAND, I must say that the movie is so poetic and magical. Admittedly, it’s not a new story. And the first half may seem a sleeper. But if you have the patience to wait, it has a beautiful payoff. And yes, music is good too!
Still, not a movie to linger long or to be considered greatest of all time. But for this year, no doubt an Oscar worthy movie.
[written by: Dima]