La La Land (2016)
Dir: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
Our second musical on the All Things Movies Valentines Day Countdown is La La Land. The massive hit from 2016 takes up day 5 with its stonkingly romantic tale about 2 rising stars in the entertainment industry.
Dazzling performances from Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are at the core of the piece; they not only keep you invested in the characters they also drive the connection with the audience with a charm not often seen on the silver screen in the 21st century.
If you’ve not yet experienced the wonder that is La La Land, then now is the time to visit it. From its dangerously addictive score through to its wistful finale, this is a film that delves into the sacrifices we make in our lives for success and the heartbreaking reality that unfortunately love can’t always conquer all.