Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of La La Land. It’s another one of those movies where the critics can’t seem to find enough good things to say about it and us regular people get annoyed by the sheer amount of cringe and unrealistic romance shoved into the movie. It stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone. There’s quite a lot of singing. The movie follows the main actors while they essentially fall in love while chasing their dreams. What a plot line!
But even if you had heard about this Damien Chazelle-directed movie before, are you sure there’s not more things to find out about it? Of course there are! Let’s take a look at some mind-blowing facts about La La Land, that might help convince you to go watch it (or wait until it gets released on Netflix).
It holds the record for most Oscar nominations
Granted, the movie has to share this record. La La Land joins Titanic and All About Eve on the very short list of movies that scored 14 Oscar nominations. This also means it could break the record of most Oscars won by a single movie. This is currently held by Titanic, Ben-Hur and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King at 11 wins. While this might seem unrealistic, The Return of the King was only nominated for 11 Oscars and won every single one.
Ryan Gosling plays all the piano parts himself
While at first the parts were recorded by a professional pianist, Ryan Gosling spent two hours a day, six days a week practicing the piano. By the time filming started, Ryan could play all the parts without needing any fancy computer help, like how Dr. Strange does his magic. John Legend, who plays in this movie and is a classically trained pianist, was apparently jealous of how quickly Ryan learned the instrument.