La La Land

La La Land

DVD - 2017
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A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Entertainment One, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: LA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 128 minutes) : DVD video, digital ; 12 cm
digital,optical
video file,DVD video,region 1

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randyleroyfowler
Aug 11, 2019

Don't remember

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REMEMBERGUSGRISSOM
Jun 28, 2019

this one won an Oscar for Emma Stone, yet my younger (yet still old ) brother recently referred to her as 'not a good actress.' he had seen her in BIRDLAND, also, so I don't know WHAT GOES ON, in his head. Maybe he was quoting (unbeknownst to me) either my nephew, sister-in-law, or elderly father (for whom I have already found a birthday gift, from the ground, outside a metro bus station, outside crossroads shopping center, yesterday evening).

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Ba_kuPlanet
Jun 10, 2019

I know La La Land won many awards but the story wasn't anything I haven't seen/read before - struggling actor/musician romance. Colorful cinematography. For me, the Bonus Material was more interesting than the movie. It's like a Broadway story that went straight to screen 1st - watch for it on Broadway in future.

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1aa
May 11, 2019

The imagery and colours are sharp, diverse, and well complemented. The production value is top notch, the pacing is good. The story is cheesy and unimaginative. The plot is as one thought up by an ignorant eighteen year old in film school in L.A.

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Ephriam
Mar 16, 2019

The movie is about romance. It is about two people who actually love each other enough to step aside and allow the other to achieve their dream. The one wanted an old jazz club to preserve old jazz and the other wanted to be an actress. However, to stay together as a couple one of them would have to sacrifice their dream. But because they actually loved each other and was unselfish they wanted to see each other succeed in their dreams. At the end of the movie you find that each is successful in life and with their careers but they still have the compassion for each other. But they are truly happy in allowing each other reach their careers in life. It was a well performance and the Ryan Gosling was well suited for the part. The movie is of reality and does not have a fairy tail ending.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 21, 2019

I just don't understand why people were so obsessed with this movie.

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jmart2812
Feb 06, 2019

I call it Blah Blah Bland, if that tells you anything.

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1860Colt
Dec 08, 2018

My personal all time favorite movie of all time is The Music Man. So I LOVE musicals. This one did not catch me. The lead into for the music came out of nowhere and literally scared me. Emma Whatever (there are so many) was very good in her acting, but Gosling was a HUGE bore. All of his dialogue could be replaced with "Jazz, jazz; all that jazz". Their chemistry was nonexistent, and when they didn't get together, it came off as hokey, and relieved because I didn't want to see them together. The choreography was top notch, but the big colorful dance scene in many of the trailers is only at the end and only for a few seconds. woo hoo. The plot was out of date and lame, and had potential, but the jazz angle was obnoxious, and no chemistry. better off watching a classic. Just goes to show the Academy Awards are rigged; how did this win?

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reypotter06
Nov 26, 2018

Most children under 12 would find this movie boring. My opinion of La La Land is that it was a slightly pointless movie with no plot.

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BlueSparkleEyes
Nov 25, 2018

After al the hype I was expecting something more. The plot was weak and the characters were not particularly compelling. I guess it would be okay to watch if you had nothing better to do.

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JasonO2006
Mar 28, 2019

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Nov 26, 2018

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Apr 04, 2017

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jimg2000
Jun 16, 2017

Quite a few in IMDb already but here is one not there -- Audition (The Fools Who Dream)

Stone's aunt P1 of 2:

My aunt used lived in Paris.
I remember, she used to come home and tell us...
These stories about being abroad and...
I remember she told us that she jumped into the river once...
Barefoot
She smiled...
Leapt ...
Without looking
And tumbled into...
The Seine
The water was freezing
She spent a month sneezing
But said she would do it again
Here's to the ones who dream
Foolish as they may seem
Here's to the hearts that ache
Here's to the mess we made
She captured a feeling Sky with no ceilling

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jimg2000
Jun 16, 2017

Stone's aunt P2 of 2:

The sunset inside a frame
She lived in her liquor And died with a flicker
I'll always remember the flame
Here's to the ones who dream
Foolish as they may seem
Here's to the hearts that ache
Here's to the mess we made
She told me...
"A bit of madeness is key"
"To give us new colors to see"
"Who knows where it will lead us?"
"And that's why they need us"
Bring on the rebels
The ripples from pebbles
The painters, and poets, and plays
And here's to the fools who dream
Crazy as they may seem
Here's to the hearts that break
Here's to the mess we made
I trace it all back to then
Her, and the snow, and the Seine
Smiling trough it
She said she'd do it
Again

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Coarse Language: some language, one f word

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