2016 has offered plenty of great films so far, and with awards season on the horizon there are sure to be several more waiting in the wings, but nothing this year has resonated with me quite as strongly as La La Land. Writer and director Damian Chazelle (Whiplash) has created a stunningly original musical that manages to feel incredibly modern while being steeped in Hollywood nostalgia, and the results – thanks in no small part to stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone – are incredible.
We’re still more than a month away from La La Land‘s theatrical release, but a brand new trailer premiered today, offering the best look yet at one of this year’s best films. Check it out below.
Everything about this film, from the high-energy opening number to the expertly choreographed dance sequences to the undeniably catchy music, is absolutely phenomenal. Chazelle did some great work with his last film, but this one is a true masterpiece, and it deserves to be seen by everyone.
La La Land will open on December 9.
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.