Despite the highlight is a romantic story of the combustible on-screen pair; Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, the heart of La La Land (read: a fictional nickname for Los Angeles) lies on a theme of youngsters pursuing their artistic dreams through stages of hardship. This is what makes Damien Chazelle’s La La Land more of a musical motion piece than a romcom for us.
Reminiscing about Whiplash’s Andrew Neiman who aspires to become as great as his drumming idol, both Stone and Gosling are given the same task. Stone plays Mia whose dream is to be a professional actress while she’s also serving as a coffee waiter. Not so far, Gosling is Sebastian dedicating his life as a jazz musician even his current state needs more than stay performing in a dreary bar. Their tracks seem similar but actually open both uncrossed paths with a potential of threat to the relationship. Will they finally let all the lovey-dovey chance go and return to the dreams they’ve been wanting?
Being put in the same shoes again but this time more beautifully romantic with rich shady tones and sweet tender songs, the trustworthy pair potentially works out a magic for this genre. The trailers show no dialogue but singing voices and bewitching shots of both walking, dancing under thousands sparkling stars as if they were Julie Andrews twirling on the mountain top. Looks like their dreams are close to reach, we won’t object if Stone and Gosling fall for much crazier love this time.
Release Schedule: 2017