Critically acclaimed La La Land is worthy of its positive reviews

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in La La Land.

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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in La La Land.

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Academy Award and Golden Globe winner “La La Land,” named one the best films of 2017 so far by the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, is worth watching.

The movie features Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling; and Mia, played by Emma Stone, who are drawn together by their common desire of following their lifelong dreams of going into the entertaining business. Sebastian wants to become a jazz musician and the owner of his own club and she wants to become an actress. When the stars begin to align in their favor and success mounts, they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other begin to set them further apart. Both characters have two totally different dreams, yet both want each other to be a part of that dream. The last scene shows an alternative ending of what could’ve happened to Mia and Sebastian if they did some things differently and the scenarios and consequences that would follow. Hence the name of the movie.

Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 93 percent overall rating and 83 percent likes.

An anonymous writer on Rotten Tomatoes said, “La La Land breathes new life into a bygone genre with thrillingly assured direction, powerful performances, and an irresistible excess of heart.”

This movie will likely remain a classic because of its themes, its retro trends and scenery, and its “life happens” element– the idea that a person can’t go back in time to change what could’ve been.

“I was utterly absorbed by this movie’s simple storytelling verve and the terrific lead performances from Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone who are both excellent – particularly Stone, who has never been better,” said Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian in a review published on the IMBD website.

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