I'm usually not a big fan of musicals on the bring screen. I live under the impression that musicals should stay on the stage and never jump ship. With few exceptions, I have never deviated from this idea. "La La Land" is one of those exceptions. From the opening scene of song and dance on a crowded LA freeway to the final montage, I was enthralled and enraptured with what was playing out before. The story itself isn't a new one. It is still a classic love story with starving artists playing boy and girl this go round. The big difference here is how the film is shot, produced, lit, and edited. I have never seen a film quite like it and for its unique approach it should be rewarded.
Be good to each other,