Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land

LA La Land review round up – critics fall in love with this magical movie musical

La La Land is out now at the IFI, bringing a ray of sunshine to this wintry January – you can book tickets right here.

The film stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling and is written and directed by Damien Chazelle, who made a big splash a couple of years back with Whiplash.

It’s all about a wannabe actress called Mia (Stone) and a struggling jazz pianist Sebastian (Gosling) who fall in love across a scintillating stylised LA cityscape.

Fresh from a record breaking haul at the Golden Globes, with a phenomenal seven wins, La La Land has also been a bit hit with critics and you can see some of their rave reviews below.

“La La Land swells with the indulgence and the daring of youth”
★★★★
-The Irish Times

“Probably the most heartwarming film you’ll see this year. Highly, highly recommended”
★★★★★
-Entertainment.ie

“Cue the music! La La Land taps all the right notes”
★★★★
-RTE

“Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone shine in a sun-drenched musical masterpiece”
★★★★★
-Guardian

“It’s hard to imagine any 2017 movie will leave you on a higher high”                      
★★★★★
-Empire

“Both old-fashioned and contemporary, the movie understands and celebrates what makes musicals tick.”
★★★★★
-New York Daily News

The critics have had their say so it’s time for everyone else to get a chance to see what promises to be one of the most entertaining films of the year. Why not stop by on Facebook or Twitter and let us know what you thought!

La La Land is screening daily at the IFI. Book tickets now. 


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