La La Land (2016) - Plot Summary Poster

(I) (2016)

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  • 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
  • The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.

    - Written by Jwelch5742
  • In Hollywood, Mia and Sebastian are struggling to make it in their respective careers, about which each has extreme passion. Mia is an actress who moved from small town Nevada and dropped out of college five years ago to pursue her dream. She is enamored with old time Hollywood - the movies on which she grew up - but hates the cattle herding feeling of going on auditions, and her belief that she needs to schmooze at social events to get ahead in the business. Sebastian is a jazz pianist, his style of jazz in the vein of traditionalists like Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk. He wants to do his part to preserve that tradition, especially as he knows that that style of music is dying. He has trouble emotionally playing music he doesn't like just to get a paying gig. His dream is to open his own jazz club, most specifically in what used to be a famous jazz club that has since been converted to a tapas bar cum salsa dance club. Partly because of their individual struggles and partly because of the situations, their initial couple of chance meetings are antagonistic ones. But they eventually become attracted to each other largely because of the passion each sees in the other for what he/she is striving for in life. However, there are many obstacles to a Mia/Sebastian happily ever after. They may be able to endure the life of a struggling artist for so long before those struggles take their toll. The pursuit of their individual dreams may take all their energies, with nothing left for their relationship. And any compromise each may make in getting ahead may change the person with who each has fallen in love.

    - Written by Huggo
  • Struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) and ambitious jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) begin a meteoric romance as they both follow their heart in the path of their dreams in LA. When they reach a point where their career paths pull them in different directions, they are forced to face the challenges in their growing relationship.

    - Written by Despicable Hanojhan
  • Mia, a struggling actress, and Sebastian, a struggling jazz pianist, fall for each other admidst their differences. Documented through musical numbers and beautiful scenery, the two try to stay connected as both of their career paths begin to steer away from each other.

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

    - Written by Anonymous


During the opening credits, the movie we are viewing is said to have been filmed in CINEMASCOPE (like the old-time musicals) and then the screen expands from box format to wide...

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