“There is something about this movie—but i am not exactly able to put my finger on it.” As I walked out of the theatre after watching the movie, I couldn’t help but remember the comment one of my colleagues had made a week ago.
He was spot on. Sometimes it’s hard to tell why you like something so much.
Two ambitious artists, two similar yet isolated dreams, two passionate lovers—so what? That’s nothing new.
The experience. That was it.
Damien Chazelle and his crew have done a tremendous job in creating an unforgettable experience for the audience. The overwhelming amount of relatability felt by the audience to the main characters’ motives and very precise dreamlike adventures in every moment to keep the audience relaxed yet excited—were the two main ingredients that made this movie a savory dish.
Emma Stone is surely aging like a fine wine. When you thought she just gave her best performance, she comes up with a better one—truly a genius.
A review of this movie couldn’t possibly be complete without talkign about the end.
So what’s special or controversial about the end?
Was it completely unanticipated? No.
Was it abrupt? Yes.
Did it do good to the movie? Absolutely, yes.
Why so? It’s like a thoroughly marvelous ride that you thought was over until the last few seconds proved you wrong.