PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music
Two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely charming soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant vivacious playwright, while waiting for their big break, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance.
Ryan Gosling had heavy training to learn piano for the film, even having a piano put in his home for his lessons, which he admitted drove longtime partner Eva Mendes crazy as he played the same songs over and over.
I thought you wanted me to do this, it just sounds like now you don't want me to do it.
Mia: What do you mean, I wanted you to do this?
Sebastian: This is what you wanted for me.
Mia: To be in this band?
Sebastian: To be in a band, to have a steady job, you know to be... you know.
In the opening scene, several of the cars danced upon during the "Another Day of Sun" routine are dented in the roofs and hoods, revealing that there had already been several takes.
There is a title card at the very beginning that says "Filmed in CinemaScope."
$4,102,091 (USA) (16 December 2016)
$151,058,124 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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