“La La Land” (2016)

La La Land (2016) opens up as an essay about the challenge of unconditional love; not to become bitter about how things could have been. The refining is complete when we understand that letting go can make our life revolutionary and very exciting.

The film reflects feelings that are curious and captivating.  We were pulled inside with an intro of primary colors that made the film very pleasant to follow. We glided from one scene to another without any harsh special effects. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the film would win (at least) The Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

It seems that La La Land was one of the most anticipated film experiences of this year.  Both Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone know how to stand out when it comes to visually clever films. Damien Chazelle’s widely awarded Whiplash (2014) wasn’t just about jazz musicians. It was a film that proceeded with the surge like jazz itself.

The film gives first impression as a story about love and artistic dream. The relationship between Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is carried through multiple metaphors such as the Lighthouse Cafe. Mia and Sebastian are seeking for the right direction. Their situation was easy to relate to.

Mia and Sebastian are giving each other the courage to use their own voice instead of trying to please others. But, at the same time they are also bringing out the worst in each other. Therefore, the end result is unpredictable because their love is portrayed as incredible chemistry and overwhelming fantasy.

What impresses us with La La Land is that it told its story without testing our attention span. It made us think about how we need more films like “La La Land” and directors like Damien Chazelle. The film is a good reminder how it isn’t foolish to dream; it is the essence of our goals.

We need courage to share our journey with someone despite the reality of our circumstances. La La Land is modern love story about Mia and Sebastian who understand each others faults and desires. They help each other to refine. They share a great love that will always stay in the corner of their eye.


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