This isn’t a musical to go to for the singing and dancing, because Stone and Gosling–delightful as they are–aren’t really much of either singers or dancers. But it is a movie to go to and get caught up in the sparkle of the musical motion picture itself–the sets, the acting, the story. The whole thing was so mesmerizing, I found myself clapping after one scene, completely forgetting I was in a movie theater, not a Jazz club.*
Where watched: Regal Fox Tower, on opening night. Because I couldn’t wait for the matinee.
*Also, my hometown of Boise is mentioned several times,** at an important point in the movie.
**Note that they do not pronounce Boise like the natives do.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2016/la_la_land.html