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A tale of ambition and excess in 1920s Hollywood, featuring Jack Conrad, Nellie LaRoy, and Manny Torres.


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After winning the Oscar for Best Direction for the delightful and romantic 'La La Land', filmmaker Damien Chazelle returns to what he knows and loves to do: emotional stories involving the world of art. After talking twice about music (also in 'Whiplash', his first feature film), now he focuses his camera on Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s. At that time, the cradle of Western cinema was undergoing intense transformation, from silent films to talking films. From this, with the story of the characters Jack Conrad (Brad Pitt), Nellie LaRoy (Margot Robbie) and Manny Torres (Diego Calva), we understand more about the challenges of this universe, with scenes ranging from scatology to drama, from comedy to nonsense. It is a journey through genres that, deep down, also pays clear and sensitive homage to cinema - with references to classics such as 'Singing in the Rain' and 'Sunset Boulevard', for example. All this with great performances, especially from Robbie ('Birds of Prey') and Calva ('Narcos: Mexico'). There are those who don't like the movie, calling it exaggerated, off-tone and so on. But believe me: this Dante-esque production by Chazelle can win you over.



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Plot summary

An original epic set in 1920s Los Angeles. A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.

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