Prepare to be serenaded by Ryan Gosling.
And just like that, a new movie jumped to the top of my most anticapted films of the year list. The first trailer for Damien Chazelle’s (Whiplash) upcoming musical dramedy-romance La La Land dropped today and it is absolutely gorgeous. Every shot is breathtaking, and this look to be a very, very pretty movie.
Check it out:
There’s so much genuine artistry to be found in the trailer alone. The music is wonderful, the lighting and cinematography are beautiful, and the emotionality of the trailer is palpable. The shots of Gosling and Stone dancing together against the back drop of stars and of the man falling into the water are particularly dazzling.
What I’m trying to say is La La Land looks flipping fantastic, and I’ve already marked its release date on my calendar.
La La Land will once again reunite Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, who have appeared in a few films together, namely Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad. And while I have never seen the latter, Gosling and Stone’s chemistry in Crazy Stupid Love was marvelous, so to see a continuation of that in this film will be exciting. Based on this trailer alone, the couple looks like they will pop on screen once again.
While this was a great trailer, I have to be honest: I have no idea what it’s actually about! Luckily there are things known as plot synopses:
Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail piano 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.
Sounds about right. I’m usually not big on musicals, but this one has really gotten my attention. We won’t have to wait too long for it, as the film is set to release December 16th. Hmm, why do I have the feeling there is something big already slated for that date?