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La La Land (2016)

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A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.

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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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Casting Director (First Audition)
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Tracy
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Alexis
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Caitlin
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Laura
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D.A. Wallach ...
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Storyline

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. 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 December 2016 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,102,091 (USA) (16 December 2016)

Gross:

$135,225,215 (USA) (21 February 2017)
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Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz came out with the idea of the film during their senior year at Harvard University in 2010 with Hurwitz writing the musical tracks and Chazelle on dialogue. Initially they found two financial backers and a producer for a budget of $1 million. However, the demand for a lot of script changes made them to drop the project off. After Whiplash (2014) found critical success, the project was resurrected with the studio increasing the budget to $30 million; this allowed the filmmakers to rent the Griffith Observatory for filming (a full day rental there costs $10 thousand). See more »

Goofs

During Sebastian's keyboard solo in the song 'Start a Fire', his left hand switches between in and out of his pocket during several shots. See more »

Quotes

Mia: Maybe I'm not good enough!
Sebastian: Yes, you are.
Mia: Maybe I'm not! It's like a pipe dream.
Sebastian: This is the dream! It's conflict and it's compromise, and it's very, very exciting!
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

I Ran
Written by Frank Maudsley, (as Francis Reynolds Maudsley), Paul Reynolds, Ali Score (as Alistair M. Score) and Michael Score
Performed by D.A. Wallach
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Not even good as a musical
10 December 2016 | by (Tel Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

I went to see the movie because it was 8.7 in IMDb and somebody said its the best movie he has seen since Star Wars when he was 6.... Well we were 2 couples and we left after 30 minutes....

Its an awful movie

If you are not into musicals and if you liked Whiplash do yourself a favor. Take a good book and stay home.

Its boring, the plot is dull, it is slow and the opposite of inspiring or interesting ....

The beginning of the movie has a scene as if inspired by West Side Story... But this is not LEonard Bernstein and the music does not meet the level... Yet, I thought its a Good start..

At some point it becomes more interesting and something is happening... but then it is cut and slowed down by a romantic song in the middle of some action and the movie falls down again...

This movie does not deserve to be in the top 100 of IMDb... Help me to take it down... You will thank me for the warning


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