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.

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Other mistake: During the opening traffic jam dance scene, many of the cars have dented roofs and hoods from previous takes.

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.

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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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Sebastian: I'm letting life hit me until it gets tired. Then I'll hit back. It's a classic rope-a-dope.

Mia: People love what other people are passionate about.

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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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.

Question: Mia's car is towed because of a parking restriction between 9:00pm and 6:00am. Is there anywhere in LA that has such a restriction?

Chosen answer: Across various places in LA there are parking restrictions that match this criteria. A quick Google search will find a list of places.

A Demon Premium member

Question: I have searched everywhere and cannot find the name of the male soloist in the opening scene who wears a white shirt and opens the back of the truck. What is it, please?


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