The dreaded musical.
The bane of man’s existence. The fly in the ointment of the cinematic universe. I HATE MUSICALS. Without exception.
Until, of course, La La Land. Damien Chazelle’s 2016 neo-musical (is that a thing?) starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling has garnered a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations and become a hip thing to hate almost simultaneously. Is it over-, under-, or properly-rated?
To help me evaluate the film, given my dearth of musical knowledge, I am joined by the Catholic Movie Gal. We discuss why this movie, despite its being a musical, is one of my favorite films of 2016.
As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by Jelson26 (Own work) [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons.