It is a City of Stars
Gabe - wrote on 03/08/17
First off, musicals are not my thing. I also don't get to the multiplex much anymore, but I had to see this film, because the critics were in love with it. Well...my take is, it's just OK. It's more a love letter to the city of L.A. than it is a love story, I mean, the main characters do not end up with each other in the end. But, I'm fine with that. My biggest problem is with the script itself. The story just was not that good. It was 15 minutes too long and quite frankly I'm not sure if these were good people. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling's characters definitely loved each other but yet, could not make it work. I think they were too self-involved to actually commit to each other. I'm not saying they had to end up together, but I feel they did not even try to make it work.
Come for the visuals, but you'll want to leave early.