As we were walking out of the theater last night after seeing La La Land, Katie-Bar-The-Door said, "I kind of liked it, but I didn't think it was great."
And I said, "I'm not even sure I liked it" and then added a little while later, "I'll bet I could name 100 musicals I liked better."
I did the next best thing. I did an advanced search of the Internet Movie Database against my own ratings for musicals. La La Land ranks 140th on my list.
My own musical Mt. Rushmore:
See La La Land, sure, but don't pull another The Artist and think it's the best musical ever just because you've never seen a musical.