LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
“There’s an incredible romanticism in L.A. that you don’t always see when you’re stuck in traffic on the 405,” said director Damien Chazelle.
Hillary reviewed the film at TIFF 2016 and said, “If you could put joy on a screen this is what it would look like. The entire moviegoing experience is here in one film. There is laughter, tears, great music, unmistakable talent.”
The film stars Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J. K. Simmons, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Tom Everett Scott, Josh Pence and Meagen Fay.