La La Land, the 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has shattered the record of ‘Titanic’ as the Chick-Flick watched by the most men.

The story of a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles is, for men, 128 minutes of not being able to check your phone, tut in a derisory fashion or slope off to the toilets without guaranteeing yourself 5 days of silent meal times.

Film critic Mark Kermode said “It’s that classic story – Boy Meets Girl; Boy Suggests the Cinema; Girl Wants to See Chick-Flick; Boy Can Neither Get Out of It Nor Get Drunk; Boy Can’t Tell His Mates Where He Was on Thursday Night – its timeless….how many times have we heard this tale?

Dave Gartside of Rochdale said “My mate Ian nodded off in the middle of it and now he’s sleeping in the round at his Mum’s – just saying…”