Thanks to its combination of romance, beautiful musics and cultural connotations, La La Land by Damien Chazelle is definitely one of the best movie I have watched this year.
The passionate and dramatic love story between the dissatisfied jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and the aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) will moved you in a way that only Rick and Ilsa from Casablanca have been able to… Love, though profound and overwhelming, cannot replace the natural human desire of self-realization.
Stunning choreographies, musics and 1950s costumes accompany the blossoming of this love making the musical unique and enchanting.
I believe that the encounter between the two passions of the characters, jazz and acting, has been able to represent the greatest metaphor of the musical as a movie genre.
The historical intense plot of Casablanca is so made slightly “softer” through the insouciance of dance and music.
Should I go?
My advice is absolutely to experience it at the cinema – It is only £9 with the student discount!
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