Why I Fell In Love With La La Land

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Oh where do I start. There were so many reasons why I loved La La Land so much. Reasons other than the fact that the dreamiest of dreamboats (yes I just said dreamboats) Ryan Gosling was the main man. I know it's a bold statement but it's undoubtedly one of the best films I've ever watched. Everything about it was just pure magic and I can't find one thing I disliked about it (although I do wish I'd been cast as Ryan's beau but I'll get over that). In my opinion the music, the costumes, and the dancing were all just flawless.

I'd been listening to the soundtrack long before I finally watched it on Valentine's Day with my sis and I adored it. Holy moly the music was beautiful. I left that cinema with all the songs in my head wanting to learn how to play the piano and open up a jazz club. Seriously though everything just fit together and all the components worked perfectly. I don't think they could've picked a better cast; Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling just gelled together so well. 

A lot of people didn't like how it ended but I actually liked that there wasn't a fairy tale ending. I know that sounds cynical but I liked the reasoning behind it; they go their separate ways and are able to achieve their dreams individually because they sacrificed their relationship. Although it was a shame they didn't stay together it still felt like a happy ending. It kind of channelled Drake's lyric "I had to let go of us to show myself what I could do". It was more real and honest so was easier to connect with compared to other rom-coms. The characters were easier to connect with too as they both experienced numerous failures which makes them so much more relatable. 

The end of the film is 5 years into the future and shows how Mia and Sebastian's lives have panned out; she's a famous actress and he owns a jazz club. They cross paths when she goes to his jazz club with her husband but she doesn't know it's his bar at first. They finally lock eyes when he plays their song on the piano and a montage is shown of what their lives would've been like if they'd stayed together. At this point I was completely confused and hoping that there was a plot twist and that they did actually stay together but that wasn't the case. As heartbreaking as the teasing ending was it didn't ruin the film for me. It was still uplifting and inspiring and I instantly wanted to watch it again. 

Have you seen La La Land yet? What are your thoughts?
 Liv x

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