Believe the hype!
Schon bei der Anfangssequenz hatte mich La La Land: ein verstopfter Freeway in Los Angeles. Die Kamera fährt an den stehenden Autos vorbei, überall läuft eine andere Musik. Schließlich fängt eine Frau im Auto zu singen an, steigt aus, fängt an zu tanzen… am Ende tanzen alle Wartenden auf der Straße, auf den Autos – und ich bin in La La Land.
La La Land hat den Touch eines Musicals aus den „goldenen Zeiten‟ von Hollywood, think Singin‘ in the Rain without the rain… Ich kann das jetzt nicht auf Deutsch ausdrücken – verzeiht mir, wenn ich ins Englische wechsle. (I really have no clue why but I NEED to write the rest in English!)
La La Land is uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time (or one after the other) – I could literally feel my heart aching with love and longing and regret and … love. In the beginning tears of pure joy welled up in my eyes, while later on the tears were bittersweet. But there’s laughter too and the best chemistry between two people one can possibly imagine.
Emma Stone is a gem. There’s one particular song of hers that she delivers with so much emotion that – well, yes, I cried again. Her vulnerability feels truly genuine and her resolve does too. I absolutely adore her!
Ryan Gosling… I expected to fall for him – once again – but now I’ve fallen DEEP. Is there anything this son of a b**ch cannot do? I mean – come on! He’s handsome as hell, a terrific actor that pulls off a guy who falls in love with a life-size (sex) doll (Lars and the Real Girl) and a taciturn, smouldering „Driver‟ (Drive). He can be the romantic lead in a Nicholas Spark adaptation (The Notebook) or a motorcycle stunt driver who starts robbing banks (A Place Beyond the Pines). Last year he proved that he can also be funny as hell (The Nice Guys). And NOW: He dances. He sings. He plays jazz piano like a pro (he really does play EVERYTHING himself)! WTF?! If I was a (straight) man I would be so f**king jealous. Luckily I’m a straight woman and can simply swoon over him. ❤
The two of them together is something that I can’t tire of seeing. Surely not in this movie.
You might say the movie is about following your dream – but it’s also about what can get lost while following your dream.
La La Land is an instant „Lieblingsfilm‟, the shower of Golden Globes was well-earned. I want to see them dance at the Oscars. Please!
10 points out of 10. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤