Oscars special movie review: La La Land

Life is about music, love, dreams and belief. La La Land puts all these together in a beautifully crafted manner. (Image source: Flickr) Photograph:( Others )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 21, 2017, 09.23 AM (IST) Shilpika

La la land is a romantic musical film directed by Damien Chazelle. The screen sizzles with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in the lead roles. 

As you might know that Los Angeles is nicknamed as La La Land so it is easy to guess that the movie’s plot is based in this city.

Storyline (3/5)

This film is a fluid depiction of a simple yet beautiful story. The plot stands tall on the pillars of love and dreams, and how they impact each other.

Romance and emotions are deeply interwoven into the script. Though there is nothing unique about the story, it keeps you spell bound through the entire 126 minutes.

Choreography (4/5)

Love, anger, separation and dreams ,all achieve new heights in this musical as it is not just about dialogues and acting, the story is depicted through fluid movements of the whole body.

Dance choreography on melodious numbers enlightens the screen with the unspoken chemistry of the actors. Raw dancing skills of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling bring authenticity to each performance.

Direction (5/5)

Damien Chazelle’s direction mesmerises the audience. Making a romantic film is one thing but making you feel the power of love in a magical way is a different story altogether.

 Damien did the latter with such expertise that you will love to fall in love again and again. 

Sun set on the hollywood hills, hommage to famous musicals and sweet sorrow of separation blends in with such finesse that all you see is the magic on the screen.

Acting (4/5)

The star power of Gosling and Emma is strong enough to intensify the audience curiosity. Top it up with the emotional depth and sizzling on screen chemistry, the result is an intoxicating cinematic concoction.

Gosling brings a charismatic persona and a graceful body with a wave like fluidity. Emma adds charm and beauty. Together they move as one and apart they create the magnetism that pulls the lovers together.

Overall Ratings (4/5)

Life is about music, love, dreams and belief. La La Land puts all these together in a beautifully crafted manner.  Watch it and revive your belief in dreams and love.

(WION)