La La Land is a 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend and Rosemarie DeWitt. The plot follows a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. The film’s title refers both to the city of Los Angeles and to the idiom for being out of touch with reality.On a crowded Los Angeles highway, Mia (Emma Stone), an on-studio barista and aspiring actress, falls into a moment of road rage with Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz pianist. Her later audition goes poorly despite her efforts. That night, Mia’s roommates take her to a lavish party in the Hollywood Hills (“Someone in the crowd”). She has to take a long walk back to her apartment after finding her car towed.