La La Land

Continuity mistake: When Mia arrives at the cafe she works at the morning after her and Sebastian first dance together, she has a yellow bag, but when her and Sebastian walk out of the cafe later, she has a larger red bag.

Heather Benton

Continuity mistake: The first time Mia meets Sebastian, during the traffic jam, she raises her middle finger then quickly lowers it. When she meets him at the bar and we see the scene again, she raises her finger, then waves the hand in denial and, finally, lowers it.


Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, after the crowd dancing scene, the camera quickly pans to the left to the girl in the yellow dress lying on top of the red car. After the pan, all the shadows of the people are pointing in the opposite direction, revealing that they shot the latter scene at a different time of day and the shots were combined to make it look like a single continuous shot. (00:03:45)

Carl Wong

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Continuity mistake: After Mia and Seb are walking through the backlot, and he asks her what she's doing right now, when she says "nothing" the image is flipped, her hair is reversed and her bag is on the opposite shoulder.

Continuity mistake: After Mia's firefighter joke, when Sebastian says "So you're an actress" she's leaning sideways, but in the next shot when he says "I though you look familiar" she's facing him. (00:29:52)

Sean L.

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Continuity mistake: When Sebastian is talking with his sister in his apartment, the clock on the wall strikes 2:55, in the next shot it strikes 10:50.

Continuity mistake: After Sebastian's sister leaves his apartment right after she's been sitting on the stool and writing something at the table, he starts practising at the piano, but the table is missing and the stool is in the corner.

Audio problem: Seb and Mia are watching "Rebel Without a Cause", and the scene shows Jim Stark driving up the ramp to the observatory. The music playing at that moment is the original track from that movie, but it is not synchronized properly with the visuals. (00:51:06)


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Mia: It's pretty strange that we keep running into each other.
Sebastian: Maybe it means something.
Mia: I doubt it.
Sebastian: Yeah, I didn't think so.

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Trivia: At the Oscar ceremony in 2017, the film was accidentally named Best Picture, instead of true winner Moonlight, when presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were accidentally handed the wrong envelope. Such a gaffe had never occurred in the Oscars' history before.

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Question: I may have missed this, but early in the film, how did Mia and Sebastian get into the empty planetarium? It must have been locked up pretty tight. Did someone let them in? Did they break in? I'm guessing this was explained and I didn't catch it.

Michael Albert

Chosen answer: The answer is, "It's a movie." They wouldn't have been able to drive up to the entrance either. The entire sequence is fantasy-driven.

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