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La La Land

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Dir: Damien Chazell, 2016

3/10

I have no idea what film the critics have been watching but it, surely, can’t be this. Is there another film with this title that I haven’t heard about?

My god, this film is awful.

A throwback to the musicals of the fifties, such as Rodgers and Hammerstein,La La Landattempts to recreate the dance sequences and style of those 20th Century Fox movies with a jazz soundtrack.

Boring, meandering, overlong and dreadful, it’s terribly plotted and drawn out with the plot creeping along at a snail’s pace.

Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the two leads are wholly inappropriate for this with neither a modicum of musical talent between them. They can neither sing nor dance and the performances are wooden.

The story is minimal and uninvolving and is unable to take hold of your interest for even a second, let alone two…

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