Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are starring in a new movie musical that looks absolutely beautiful 5 years ago

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are starring in a new movie musical that looks absolutely beautiful

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are two of Hollywood's hottest - and most likeable - young stars.

They've already acted alongside one another before - in the 2011 romantic comedy Crazy Stupid Love, the movie that gifted the world this amazing image (the 'gif' that keeps on giving, if you will).



Emma spoke for all of us that time.



Now the two stars have teamed up again for the musical La La Land, which just premiered at the Venice Film Festival to the kind of rave reviews that successful Oscar campaigns are built upon.

It's an old-fashioned musical, directed by the red hot Damien  Chazelle, whose previous film was the incredible drumming drama Whiplash, starring Miles Teller and JK Simmons.

In a five-star review in The Guardian, critic Peter Bradshaw calls La La Land "wonderfully sweet, sad, and smart",  while Pete Hammond in Deadline writes:


“Whether it is a dazzling song and dance opening set in a massive traffic jam on an L.A. freeway,  or a spectacular sequence with Gosling  and Stone flying high into the skies of the Griffith Observatory the musical numbers soar with their own vibrancy and urgency. We live in hard times but this is a movie worth savouring, something that entertains, enlightens and makes us feel good about being alive. It is not to be missed by anyone who still cares for the future of the American musical.”

There's even talk that Stone, in particular, could become the frontrunner for next year's Best Actress Oscar.

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Actress Emma Stone attends a photocall for 'La La Land' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Casino on August 31, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
(Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)




You can watch the teaser trailer for the movie here:


La La Land will be screened during the BFI London Film Festival next month, if you happen to be in London at the start of October. Otherwise, it looks like we'll have to wait until after Christmas to see it on general release here.