The best things about this movie were the conversation with the dad near the end and the Sufjan
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La La Land is not about how movies back in the good old days used to be better than modern blockbusters. It’s not about pop music and blockbusters ruining what once was. La La Land intentionally sets out to subvert classic tropes to show that even though there is value in the old, there is no use in clinging to the old at the expense of the new. It’s about the new and old, the highbrow and the populist, co-existing…
Beginning is kind of weak but once the movie finds its footing it's phenomenal. Also I don't know what the people complaining about the music are talking about—Giacchino is one of the best and the music absolutely sounded like it belonged in the Star Wars universe. The whole movie felt more like Star Wars to me than The Force Awakens did.