La La Land ★★½

Ryan Gosling is miscast, Emma Stone's good (but far from Oscar-worthy), there are no memorable songs, some of the musical numbers are big but never impressive, the scenery is beautiful, the story resolves unexpectedly, but it's far too long and rather tedious.

I wanted to feel the joys of movement, romance, love, song, and triumph over adversity... but La La Land instead delivered something very superficial with little substance.

Highly overrated.