why'd you hate la la land? i'm not looking for discourse because i'm kinda indifferent about it but i really wanna know!!
hahaha i guess i just thought it was not that well done, like the singing and dancing were not great and the music was straight-up bad in a time when new musicals are having sort of a renaissance, plus ryan gosling’s character was such a douchebag “intense artist” stereotype, which is really destructive, not to mention that there were some fucked up racial politics there (bunch of good articles have been written about this). i had other political problems with it but don’t wanna get all up in that
anyway here is what a good movie musical number looks like– AND– before you think to say it’s not fair to expect contemporary dramatic actors to dance like this– know that Debbie Reynolds had never danced before she was cast in this movie!