...I guess I'm in the "don't" category.People seen to either get this film, or they don't.
Dear Robert: It isn't you. It's the movie.Only once as I didn't see a need to see it again in a movie theater. I just wasn't a fan like some of you. I enjoyed the human aspect of the film more so than the actual music and dance. TBH, I don't quite understand the love for this film. I'm not saying it's not a good film, but in my opinion, it's not a great film. Perhaps, more viewings of it will change my mind.
Wonderful film. Ryan and Emma's characters get to fulfill their dreams, the most Hollywood of endings yet most people i know didn't like the ending. Watch it often.To each his own indeed. I thought La La Land was tremendously entertaining and the best film released that year. Ryan and Emma were terrific together. And imo their (unprofessional) singing and dancing were perfectly acceptable and added to the immense charm of the film.
And my hearing is above average by the way!
Just to be clear, my final thoughts about "La La Land" are below in that linked post. My film grade is 4.0 on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the best. Granted, I don't love the film like Mike Frezon or Tino, but I do think it's a very good movie. Therefore, my film opinion of it is quite different than your critical take of the film.Dear Robert: It isn't you. It's the movie.
Honestly, I thought most of the numbers were amateurishly stitched together at best - the one at the planetarium in particular, where Gosling and Stone were hoisted into the starry ceiling, only to be brought down moments later. I just didn't see any spectacular footwork either.
A pose here, and tap there isn't dancing, and gyrating a lot with your hips and doing the runway model thing isn't dancing either. The dream ballet finale wasn't inventive - just a regurgitation of pieces from other ballets done better in other movies.
To each his own, but La-La-land was atrocious in my not so humble opinion. Anyone who can argue the point that Ryan Gosling doesn't croak like a toad while attempting to sing is either tone deaf or just deaf, again, in my opinion. Where is this from a Gene Kelly or Mario Lanza? No, sorry - definitely did not work for me - at all!