Here's to the fools who dream.
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party 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.
ActorsStarring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Tom Everett Scott, Meagen Fay, Damon Gupton, Jason Fuchs, Jessica Rothe, Sonoya Mizuno, Callie Hernandez, Josh Pence, Anna Chazelle, Hemky Madera, Zoë Hall, Dempsey Pappion, Nicole Coulon, Claudine Claudio, Olivia Hamilton, Ashley Caple, Cameron Brinkman, Sandra Rosko, Candice Coke, Miles Anderson, Trevor Lissauer, Morgan Larson, David Douglas, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Ana Flavia Gavlak, Kaye L. Morris, Courtney Hart, Andres Perez-Molina, Nilla Elizabeth Watkins, Holly Houk, Kristin Slaysman, Anna Lunberry, Caroline Jaden Stussi, Cindera Che, Jordan Ray Fox, Phillip E. Walker, Margaret Newborn, Crystal Nichol, Nadia Tumanova, Terry Walters, Kc Monnie, Milica Govich, D.A. Wallach, Kristin Elliott, Andrea Lareo, Christopher Aber, Shannon Leann, Jenna Curtis, Noah James, Tommy Cooley, Damian Gomez, Anthony Marciona, Corrin Evans, Jeremy Nathan Tisser, Chris Moss, Amiée Conn, Patty Tobin, Heather Turman, Cinda Adams, Susie Ganiere, Ottavio Taddei, Morgan Cohen, April Martucci, Nicole Wolf, Trent Kerpsack, Lynn Moore, Vince Donvito, Steffen Dziczek, Melvin LaThomas Brimm, Kelly Kennedy, Jesse Houk, Clarence Robinson, Dapo Torimiro, Bobo Chang, Destinee Handly, Frederick Keeve, Tommy Otis, Robert Haynes, Amanda Fields
Here’s to the dreamers…
I’ve been looking forward to this film with a ridiculous amount of anticipation which as we know often goes badly wrong, but NOT this time!
Everything about this film is wonderful, except maybe for the cheesy first five minutes. Get through that, leave your cynicism at the door and prepare for some cinema joy. This is the musical made fresh with passion and delightful exuberance. Emma Stone is both feisty and vulnerable as Mia. Ryan Gosling plays Sebastian with just right amount of buttoned up-ness. The dancing is gorgeous, the colours are sunny and warm. I hate jazz (or maybe I don’t now!) but the music was fabulous. Oh it even has a touch of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’.
Seriously this is the best antidote to the gloomy January blues, and if you even have a tiny sliver of romance in your icy, cynical heart go and see it!