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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - David Strat­ton

La La Land (M) This de­li­cious, bit­ter­sweet orig­i­nal screen mu­si­cal be­gins with an amaz­ing se­quence in which frus­trated com­muters on a jammed LA free­way aban­don their cars to sing and dance. The rest of the film, won­der­fully well di­rected by 31-year-old Damien Chazelle, re­counts the up-and-down love af­fair of Ryan Gosling’s jazz mu­si­cian and Emma Stone’s would-be ac­tress. This is def­i­nitely one of the year’s 10 best re­leases. It is a very con­tem­po­rary story about the clash between art and com­merce, the strengths and pit­falls of ide­al­ism, and how dif­fi­cult it is to ful­fil your youth­ful dreams and am­bi­tions.

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