La La Land

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Musicals, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Music, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart."

Overall Ranking: 9 (Rank from 2016: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 94.12%
Regular 5.88%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Often Off Topic Allie Adkins100(full review)
Keith Noakes100(full review)
Chris of This Is Madness100(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown100 - Chazelle ultimately creates his own anachronistic world that will suck in just about any moviegoer with its unrelenting charm — his own "la la land" of sorts that showcases several seasons of life.
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Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick100
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes98.5(full review)
Gorgon Reviews98(full review)
Citizen Charlie97(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest95(full review)
Dan O'Neill95(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10193
Dave Examines Movies92(full review)
C Debany92
Keith Hughes90(full review)
Bryan Lienesch89 - Here's the thing: I wanted to not like this movie. As seeming like nothing but pure Oscar bait, I want to loathe this film with every ounce of my soul. But I liked it. Dare I admit it, it's very good.
David Baruffi88(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine75 - Seb & Mia are what really make this movie sing! This is Stone and Gosling's third movie together (Stupid Crazy Love and Gangster Squad) and you can totally see they understand how to sell that old Hollywood Duo appeal. Gosling is fantastic in most everything, but sometimes his roles are so sardonically off-putting, you have to love him from a distance. As Seb, he's still got edge, but he's also completely adorable.
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People Involved

  • Ryan Gosling (Sebastian)
  • Emma Stone (Mia Dolan)
  • J.K. Simmons (Boss)
  • Finn Wittrock (Greg)
  • John Legend (Keith)
  • Rosemarie DeWitt (Laura)
  • Tom Everett Scott (David)
  • Jason Fuchs (Carlo)
  • Jessica Rothe (Alexis)
  • Sonoya Mizuno (Caitlin)
  • Callie Hernandez (Tracy)
  • Josh Pence (Josh)
  • Anna Chazelle (Sarah)
  • Meagen Fay (Mias Mom)
  • Hemky Madera (Jimmy)
  • Zoë Hall (Chelsea)
  • Dempsey Pappion (Charles)
  • Claudine Claudio (Karen)
  • Jordan Ray Fox (Nathan)
  • Olivia Hamilton (Bree)
  • Ashley Caple (The Beautiful Butterfly)
  • Cameron Brinkman (Jazz Club Patron)
  • Shannon Klein (Pretty Actress (as Shannon Sheridan))
  • Sandra Rosko (Dream Audience)
  • Candice Coke (Traffic Dancer - Girl #2)
  • Miles Anderson (Photographer)
  • Trevor Lissauer (Valet)
  • Morgan Larson (Party Dancer)
  • Amanda Fields (Red Head Actress)
  • David Douglas (Ty the Radio DJ)
  • Kiff VandenHeuvel (New Coffee Shop Manager)
  • Ana Flavia Gavlak (Young Actress)
  • Kaye L. Morris (Producers Girlfriend)
  • Courtney Hart (Hollywood Starlet)
  • Andres Perez-Molina (Coffee Shop Customer)
  • Nilla Elizabeth Watkins (Coffee Shop Customer (as Nilla Watkins))
  • Holly Houk (Kissing Couple)
  • Nicole Coulon (Joshs Fiance)
  • Kristin Slaysman (Coffee Shop Customer)
  • Anna Lunberry (Publicist)
  • Caroline Jaden Stussi (Espresso Coffee Shop Customer)
  • Cindera Che (Traffic NPR Radio)
  • Phillip E. Walker (Jazz Club Patron)
  • Margaret Newborn (Jazz Club Goer)
  • Crystal Nichol (Audition actress)
  • Nadia Tumanova (Club Patron)
  • Terry Walters (Coffee Shop Manager)
  • Kc Monnie (Dancer)
  • Milica Govich (Coffee Shop Customer #2)
  • Kristin Elliott (Audition Actress #3)
  • Andrea Lareo (Casting Assistant)
  • Christopher Aber (Cowboy)
  • Shannon Leann (Hollywood Starlet)
  • Jenna Curtis (Waitress)
  • Noah James (Young Man)
  • Tommy Cooley (Kissing Couple)
  • Damian Gomez (Traffic Guy 2)
  • Anthony Marciona (Gas Station Attendant)
  • Corrin Evans (New Barista)
  • Jeremy Nathan Tisser (Freeway Truck Musician)
  • Chris Moss (Traffic Dancer)
  • Amiée Conn (Famous Actress)
  • Patty Tobin (Casting Director)
  • Heather Turman (Young Mans Date)
  • Heather Turman (Young Mans Date)
  • Cinda Adams (Casting Director)
  • Susie Ganiere (Jazz Club Patron)
  • Ottavio Taddei (Swing Dancer)
  • Morgan Cohen (Kissing Couple)
  • April Martucci (Audition Girl)
  • Nicole Wolf (Casting Assistant)
  • Trent Kerpsack (Sailor)
  • Lynn Moore (Jazz Club Patron)
  • Vince Donvito (Coffee Guy)
  • Steffen Dziczek (Moviegoer)
  • Melvin LaThomas Brimm (Waiter)
  • Kelly Kennedy (Bubblegum Girl)
  • Jesse Houk (Kissing Couple)
  • Stephen Michael-Charles White (Pool Jumper)
  • Clarence Robinson (Lighthouse Bass Player)
  • Dapo Torimiro (Jazz Club Guitar Player)
  • Bobo Chang (Bobo (uncredited))
  • Destinee Handly (Barista (uncredited))
  • Frederick Keeve (Restaurant Patron (uncredited))
  • Tommy Otis (Extra - Robert Evans (uncredited))
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