Every once in a while there’s a film that comes out and reminds me of why I love movies. The joy and magic they can bring that no other art form can quite touch. Well La La Land is that movie. Hands down my favorite film of 2016.
I loved it. Everything worked. The music was catchy, I’m still humming it. And the dancing! Guys, this movie has real honest to goodness, old-fashioned dancing! In 2016! And the choreography is dazzling, especially the last number.
This movie was such a breath of fresh air. It wasn’t cynical or ironic or edgy. It fully embraced its roots in the classic musicals of Hollywood but gave it a little modern twist at the end. A good twist though. There’s no morally objectionable content either so that’s another plus in its favor.
Anyways, I could probably gush about this for hours so I’ll stop here. But seriously, if you like musicals, or just want to have a good, lighthearted time at the theater, go see this movie!