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Sunday, 5 February 2017

LA LA LAND [2016]

Whiplash director Damien Chazelle continues his love for music with his faithful homage to the 1950's Hollywood musicals, La La Land.
It's the simple story of boy meets girl, falls in love and everything in between against the backdrop of a colorfully glamorized version of Los Angeles.
It might callback to such classics as Singin' in the Rain or even more-so Jacques Demy films but La La Land still manages a distinct look and feel all it's own.  Aided by it's two charismatic leads, cool cat musical numbers and brilliant photography, the film's simplistic storyline takes a backseat but never trails off too far to try and bet better than it could.  In this day and age, La La Land is probably what the world needs.  Good, clean fun that wows with it's flamboyancy and outgoing spirit.  

4 traffic jams out of 5

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