City of Stars is playing, birds are tweeting in the trees outside, there’s a hot cup of tea to my right in my favourite yellow mug and I feel happy, but it’s a new kind of happy that I’ve never felt before. Yesterday I went to see La La Land and it has made the most magical impact on me.
I love movies, they’re the most perfect escapism from everyday life. I’ve been itching to see La La Land since the day I watched the trailer. I didn’t want to wait around and try schedule a cinema outing with friends or family so I hopped on the bus after college and went to see La La Land by myself (*sings Independent Women*). La La Land was everything I wished for and more. There were 101 different things I loved about La La Land. The overall theme of dreams was inspirational, Mia’s clothes were heavenly, the music was out of this world, Sebastian’s charm warmed my heart, the set was just mesmerizing (who knew LA could look so pretty?) and the honest portrayal of love and relationships healed my heart and broke it at the same time.
I love how honest La La Land was when it comes to love. I adored how they showed Mia and Sebastian’s relationship change throughout each season. They made me believe in true love and faith and all those cheesy, lovey dovey things again, but they also reminded me how hard love and relationships can be. They didn’t sugarcoat love and that’s what really hit me hard. They didn’t stray away from the brutal side of being in love. I said to my friend that I feel like La La Land has a bigger impact on people if they’ve been through that harsh, gut wrenching heartache. I’m so grateful that they showed Mia and Seb’s struggles and the arguments and the lonely nights. The raw honesty of it all really gets to your heart.
I’m so happy that they showed love in it’s true light, but mostly I’m just so happy that this movie exists. La La Land made me cry and laugh and smirk and grin. It has lifted my spirits and inspired me and made me feel a kind of happiness that I haven’t felt since I first watched The Breakfast Club. La La Land has put a spring in my step and a twinkle in my eyes again.
Go do your heart a favour and see La La Land.
“Here’s to the fools who dream”