Three sentence movie reviews: La La Land

 In All (-ish), Three Sentence Movie Reviews

This isn’t a musical to go to for the singing and dancing, because Stone and Gosling–delightful as they are–aren’t really much of either singers or dancers.  But it is a movie to go to and get caught up in the sparkle of the musical motion picture itself–the sets, the acting, the story.  The whole thing was so mesmerizing, I found myself clapping after one scene, completely forgetting I was in a movie theater, not a Jazz club.*

Cost: $11.50
Where watched: Regal Fox Tower, on opening night. Because I couldn’t wait for the matinee.

*Also, my hometown of Boise is mentioned several times,** at an important point in the movie.
**Note that they do not pronounce Boise like the natives do.

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  • Jan W.

    Every time I hear somebody pronounce Boise wrong, I think of you.

    I was underwhelmed by this film, which I think I’ve told you before. Maybe someday I’ll watch it again and see if I like it better. I think I simply expected too much the first time around.

    • stenaros

      I’m not even that adamant about the mispronunciation. People saying “Oregon” and “Nevada” incorrectly really annoys me.

      My friend summed La La Land up nicely when she said, “Once I started thinking of it as a movie about a relationship with a little singing and dancing on the side, I enjoyed it much more.”

  • Sara K.

    The Boise bits were a fun touch even with the ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. I really liked this movie. Then I saw reviews about its white savior trope and I felt more ambiguous.

    • stenaros

      It’s been interesting to notice how often I think about this movie. Just today, for instance, I was contemplating it. I haven’t watched it again, but I think I might like to. It might help settle if where I fall on the like/don’t like scale.

  • Sara K.

    The music would not leave my head. I will have to say, the singing might not have been the best but the lyric and score were VERY CATCHY. I might get the main song stuck in my head just thinking about it.

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