In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “It delivers flashy song and dance numbers that somehow manage to be fantastical and real at the same time.”
“This is the dream! It’s conflict and it’s compromise, and it’s very, very exciting!”
I’ve been very slack in writing this review. Generally, I write a review they day of, or maybe the day after, watching a movie. If it’s a new movie and still in theatres, I try to post the review within a week. I’m writing this more than three weeks after watching La La Land and by the time it’s posted, it’s a little over a month later. In that time, the movie nerds and sites I read have declared La La Land a masterpiece and Oscar front runner, before backlash saw it painted as an overrated piece of style of substance, before a backlash to the backlash had much of the public opinion coming back around to masterpiece and Oscar front runner.
Breaking the record for number of Golden Globes won by a single movie could be seen as a good thing or a bad one, depending on your opinion of the trashy celebrity jerk off that is the Golden Globes. For me, La La Land is a movie that I loved when I walked out of the cinema. It’s a movie I have recommended to anyone who’ll listen in the weeks since, and it’s a movie I’ve thought about every day since seeing it, and smiled whenever I do. (more…)