Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone present a captivating romance in a world where their characters are simaltaneously trying to make something of themselves. Refreshingly structured with the chemistry of the two as a base of the story rather than entire purpose of the story, “La La Land” proves itself to be realism driven art rather than a lazily written rom com.
“La La Land” is a triumph of Hollywood nostalgia basked in jazz and theater reverence. It consistently flows with creativity, perfected cinematography, and orgininality. It’s hard to find an example of film of this genre so consistently good and with as satisfying a payoff. “La La Land” is enjoyable and bittersweet, a true oscar worthy movie that bucks cliches in favor of making its own headwinds.