Magical. Enchanting. Old School. A celebration of L.A., of show biz, of the arts.

Granted, the music did a lot. But it’s also the acting, the L.A. feel, the wisdom. The way dreams and reality are interwoven. The sense of aspiration and of the fear of failure.

Still: oh, the music. The main piece, so great! Of Disney quality.

It’s not really about the plot. This movie follows a man and a woman in L.A. along the path of their dreams and their path of romantic happiness. But no need to know more. This is the core, everything else is periphery. Stone’s and Gosling’s charm jumps at you from the screen.

Go see it. Be joyful. Be sad. Contemplate the way of life. Have a good time.