La La Land (2016): A Beautiful Ode to Old Hollywood

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016 in order to grow his own movie knowledge as well as share his own thoughts with others in a streamlined fashion. As MovieBabble continues to grow, Nick hopes to one day become a reputable critic that many turn to first for a quality movie review.

15 Responses

  1. artemisdelmar says:

    I love this movie. I am a fan of classic musicals with over the top sets and gaudy costumes. So when I saw La La Land and heard the opening number I was excited; this modern rendition of a musical took a classic feature of old Hollywood and added a modern twist.

    • MovieBabble says:

      Totally agree! You know a movie is great when there’s a secondary backlash to the film filled with haters because people love the movie so much lol

      • artemisdelmar says:

        I told people this is a cheesy musical reminiscent of old Hollywood if you don’t like that this movie is not for you, but if you do it’s like Another Day of Sun has been provided to the musical. 🙂

      • MovieBabble says:

        I’d say it’s certainly for me. It’s the one awards movie that I’m looking forward to watching over and over again!

      • artemisdelmar says:

        I agree. For me there really is something magical about the movie, the music and the story. It really made me happy watching it. It provided me with a renewed sense of dreaming and being a dreamer.

      • MovieBabble says:

        Totally agree. At the end of the day, that’s all a movie should do, instill you with a nice message or moral

  2. Brilliant!! Spot on review! Interestingly, as I was reading it, I recognized words and word phrasings that were almost exactly as I had written. We definitely agreed about this film and the power this film has.

  3. James says:

    Although the opening number felt slightly out of place in context of the plot, I adored just about everything related to the relationship between Ryan and Emma. That dinner scene? Heart-breaking. The ending? So beautifully done.

    A well-warranted A+.

  4. James J. says:

    Although the opening number felt slightly out of place in context of the plot, I adored just about everything related to the relationship between Ryan and Emma. That dinner scene? Heart-breaking. The ending? So beautifully done.

    A well-warranted A+.

  5. Eugene says:

    I saw this movie and loved it. Totally agree with this review!

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