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La La Land (2016)

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While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

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Mia
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Famous Actress
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Linda (Coffee Shop Manager)
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Coffee Spiller
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'80s Singer
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Storyline

Aspiring actress serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and jazz musician Sebastian scrapes by playing cocktail-party gigs in dingy bars. But as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that 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. Written by Eirini

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Here's to the fools who dream.


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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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25 January 2017 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La La Land: Ciudad de Sueños  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$881,104, 9 December 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$151,101,803

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$445,636,919
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Trivia

Emma Watson turned down the role of Mia due to scheduling conflicts with La Belle et la Bête (2017), while Ryan Gosling turned down the role of the Beast in that film to appear in this one. Coincidentally, both are musicals. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Mia is wearing a woman's blouse (buttons on left) when she leaves work for an audition and bumps into a customer who spills coffee on her. During the audition she is still wearing a woman's blouse, but when she leaves you can see that she is wearing a man's shirt (buttons on right) as she unzips her jacket and enters the elevator. When she gets to her apartment and flops on the bed, she is back to wearing a woman's blouse. See more »

Quotes

Sebastian: You should come.
Mia: To Boise?
Sebastian: You can knock it off your bucket list.
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Crazy Credits

There is a title card at the very beginning that says "Filmed in CinemaScope." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Scared Sheetless (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

1812 Overture
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Kálmán Berkes and Tokyo Musashino Academia Musicae Symphony Orchestra (as the Tokyo Musashino Academia Musicae Chorus and Symphony Orchestra)
Courtesy of Hungaroton Classic
By arrangement with Source/Q and Naxos
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A wonderful and loving ode to the dreamers and artists of the world.
17 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for La La Land my expectations were set high. The excellent cast, the music and an exciting new director/writer were enough to get me in the door. I'm always a bit hesitant when it comes to filmed musicals.. Will it be stagy, stilted and awkward? Not in this case. Damien Chazelle has made a wonderfully cinematic and loving ode to the dreamers and artists of the world. Having lived in LA and worked on both sides of the camera I can relate to much of this film's endearing observations, trials and tribulations; but anyone who's ever yearned for what seems impossible and searched for true love will also easily connect with this film's gargantuan heart. I'm a self proclaimed total movie snob not easily pleased by much of what I see, but La La Land gave me all the feels and more. I cannot recommend this film enough. It's the kind of film you leave and you don't want the buzz, the tickle, the movie-high to end. I can't wait to see it again when it's in wide release. The artist in me is inspired again.


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