Does Damien Chazelle secretly hate jazz? The Honest Trailer for La La Land suggests that he might—why else would he make not one but two movies about a man who “loves jazz so much that he ends up alone”? Screen Junkies hop on the La La Land-bashing bandwagon months after the Oscars to point outthat despite the movie’s idealized portrait of Los Angeles—one where the landmarks are never crowded—this is basically a movie about two selfish people who refuse to compromise and demonstrate a total disregard for anyone besides themselves. (Stop talking while the band is performing, Ryan Gosling!)
The Honest Trailer goes on to poke fun at a movie that has already received more than its fair share of backlash, including Gosling and Emma Stone’s less-than-perfect singing voices (“It proves it’s easier to teach a world-class singer how to act than two world-class actors how to sing”). But then, just when you think you’ve heard every piece of La La Land criticism there is, things take an Oscar-style turn. Well played, Screen Junkies.