La La Land - 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film
starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
is a 2016 American romanticmusical comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend and Rosemarie DeWitt. The plot follows a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. The film's title refers both to the city of Los Angeles and to the idiom for being out of touch with reality.
La La Land received critical acclaim upon its release, and was regarded as one of the best films of 2016. Critics praised Chazelle's screenplay and direction, Gosling and Stone's performances, Justin Hurwitz's musical score and the film's musical numbers. At the 74th Golden Globe Awards, the film set a record for the most awards won by a single film, winning seven awards: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Director, Best Actor (for Gosling), Best Actress (for Stone), Best Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Original Song ("City of Stars").