I would like to preface this very, very short review by saying I just reluctantly saw this movie today because it was free and I like hanging out with the guy who invited me. I have almost no interest in movie musicals or romantic comedies. Ryan Gosling does nothing for me and Emma Stone hasn’t been impressing me lately either. The trailer did not light a fire under me and all the good ratings and critics reviews seemed like a bunch of old white people bestowing their good favor on a very white movie dripping with nostalgia released during the height of awards season.
I’m still giddy over it and I left the theater two hours ago. This “review” is going to be short because I honestly feel like every person should have the experience of going into it without knowing what is going to happen. A few things I can point out without spoiling the film: