Top 22 La La Land Movie Facts

Following is our collection of La La Land facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of La La Land film message.

Mia in La La Land doesn't drink alcohol, presumably because her aunt died from alcoholism. "She lived in her liquor, and died with a flicker" are lyrics in Mia's audition song. Throughout the movie, she is seeing drinking only soda and Shirley Temples.
Mia in La La Land doesn't drink alcohol, presumably because her aunt died from alcoholism. "She lived in her liquor, and died with a flicker" are lyrics in Mia's audition song. Throughout the movie, she is seeing drinking only soda and Shirley Temples.
016, Mia starts off wearing primary colors (blue, yellow, red), in the middle during her relationship with Sebastian wears secondary colors (orange, purple, green), during the epilogue wears black, grey, and white, and in the "could have been" part is seen wearing secondary colors
016, Mia starts off wearing primary colors (blue, yellow, red), in the middle during her relationship with Sebastian wears secondary colors (orange, purple, green), during the epilogue wears black, grey, and white, and in the "could have been" part is seen wearing secondary colors

La La Land Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Mia tells Sebastian that she hates jazz in the exact spot where Pink Floyd's photo was taken for their album "Wish You Were Here." (explanation in comments)
    Mia tells Sebastian that she hates jazz in the exact spot where Pink Floyd's photo was taken for their album "Wish You Were Here." (explanation in comments)
  • : A song from Whiplash called 'When I Wake' by Justin Hurwitz plays in the cafe. Whiplash and La la land were both directed by Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz does the music in both films.

  • For a brief moment in La La Land, as Mia and Sebastian are walking through the studios, a billboard for a film called 'Guy and Madeline' is wheeled behind them. 'Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench' (2009) was Damien Chazelle's directorial debut.

La La Land Hidden Details

1 - When Mia and Sebastian are walking for the first time on the Warner's studios, they see the building process of the same set they will dance later in the movie.
When Mia and Sebastian are walking for the first time on the Warner's studios, they see the building process of the same set they will dance later in the movie.

During "Another Day of Sun" opening scene of La La Land all the cars that will be danced on already have dented roofs and hoods. They were crushed during rehearsal.

1 - Mia is never seen drinking alcohol because her aunt was an alcoholic who "lived in her liquor"
Mia is never seen drinking alcohol because her aunt was an alcoholic who "lived in her liquor"
1 - The order of the seasons coincides with the blossoming and decline of Mia and Sebastian's relationship.
The order of the seasons coincides with the blossoming and decline of Mia and Sebastian's relationship.
1 - When Mia decides to go back home to Boulder City, the poster for her one-woman show "So Long Boulder City" is in the background (how ironic)
When Mia decides to go back home to Boulder City, the poster for her one-woman show "So Long Boulder City" is in the background (how ironic)

Mia is wearing a long white dress as she and Sebastian dance to a waltz right before the scene of their hypothetical child is shown, which is a rather subtle reference for their wedding-dance or marriage altogether.

1 - The opening song of La La Land (2016) in the line "He'll sit one day, the lights are down/He'll see my face and think of how he/Used to know me" foreshadows the ending of the movie
The opening song of La La Land (2016) in the line "He'll sit one day, the lights are down/He'll see my face and think of how he/Used to know me" foreshadows the ending of the movie
1 - Mia sings "Maybe this appeals to someone not in heels", then immediately proceeds to change out of her heels, proving the chemistry between her and Sebastian.
Mia sings "Maybe this appeals to someone not in heels", then immediately proceeds to change out of her heels, proving the chemistry between her and Sebastian.
1 - Mia (Emma Stone) wears a red jacket for her callback. Which is why she had asked Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) to borrow his during"the pool party" scene.
Mia (Emma Stone) wears a red jacket for her callback. Which is why she had asked Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) to borrow his during"the pool party" scene.
1 - In the "I Ran" party we can see Seb on the right going to the stage to perform on the first shot of the scene.
In the "I Ran" party we can see Seb on the right going to the stage to perform on the first shot of the scene.

Seb and Mia's respective cars are revealing of their characters.

1 - Each new season has a colourful background. The exception being Fall, when it is just the word on a black screen, symbolizing the Fall of Sebastian and Mia's relationship.
Each new season has a colourful background. The exception being Fall, when it is just the word on a black screen, symbolizing the Fall of Sebastian and Mia's relationship.

Emma Stone's character requests the song "I Ran," much to the chagrin of Ryan Gosling's character. He is upset because "I Ran" infamously features very basic, long key presses and he's a talented jazz pianist.

Is a musical. You can tell, as the characters periodically stop throughout the film to sing and dance. These musical numbers serve to move the plot forward and entertain the audience.

Ryan Gosling's hand goes in and out from his pocket from shot to shot during his solo

1 - Mia goes to her hometown in Nevada when she gives up on being an actrees and leaves Los Angeles, a "city of stars". In this place at night, the stars don't appear on the sky, beacuse it's not a "city of stars".
Mia goes to her hometown in Nevada when she gives up on being an actrees and leaves Los Angeles, a "city of stars". In this place at night, the stars don't appear on the sky, beacuse it's not a "city of stars".
La La Land poster
La La Land poster

La La Land Plot

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of La La Land. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Director Damien Chazelle
Production Liongate Films
Stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Amiée Conn, Terry Walters
IMDB score 8.0