It’s no secret I’m not a big fan of La La Land (as in, the movie. The city itself is fine.) Mostly I think La La Land is a bit silly and overly sentimental. It won a lot of awards, but I just didn’t love it. (Thankfully, I didn’t have to do the Peetimes.)
Also, I think the character Ryan Gosling plays is a jerk, and the film’s ending is not my brand of bittersweet.
But…the opening number is REALLY something else. Jamming during a traffic jam on a gridlocked Los Angeles bridge — under that bright blue California sky — is not only a charming idea, but the choreography is a stunning showstopper.
Even if you’re not fond of movie musicals, this fantasy sequence is a pure winner. Too bad flash mobs don’t actually do this in real life! Here’s the entire video of the beginning scene that’s sure to bring a smile to your face:
Although I’d give this movie a B- myself, this dancing cold open deserves all the A plusses I can muster.
Read RunPee Mom’s capsule movie review of LaLa Land:
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