Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt
Damien Chazelle (Director), Damien Chazelle (Writer)
Released: Dec. 1st, 2016
Runtime: 2 hours, 8 minutes
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
The only knack I can actually think of is the opening scene only in the sense that it had me worried about whether I would actually like the movie or not.
The opening scene on a crowded LA freeway, with the cars at a stand still, as the camera pans by them and we hear all the different types of music coming from the cars, firmly planted the film in the modern day.....Then like a 40s musical, the people exit their cars and break into song in vivid color, (a node to old Technicolor filming process)...Loved it.