La La Land tells the story of aspring actress Mia and jazz musician Seb, both of whom are living in L.A. and trying to work out their lives. One day, they meet and from there end up falling in love. Now, if you've been reading my blog for a while now, you may know that I am not one for romance in both stories and films so when I first saw the trailers for this, I was a little sceptical. However, after hearing all the hype from big-time reviewers, and mixed opinions from my friends, I knew I needed to go and see this film for myself.
I'm just going to go out and say it. I. Loved. This. Film. I found the characters so believable and well-developed, particularly Seb and watching their relationship grow was just beautiful. As I mentioned, I'm not really one for romance, but I absolutely loved watching this movie. Another thing I loved about it was how all the shots, particularly of LA were so beautiful - every scene was perfectly styled which I loved.
Also, all the songs were AMAZING, so well written and sung which was a really nice addition to the film. I had them going round in my head for ages afterwards. Even just listening back to some of the songs now, makes me feel so happy and emotional.
Is It Worth The Hype?
Yes. Whilst there is nothing revolutionary about the film, it's just so happy and uplifting. There are several points, particularly towards the end were it made me feel emotions, and films never normally do that to me. It's weird because it made me feel sad and emotional yet at the same time that was uplifting and I loved it. I would definitely recommend you go and see it.
P.S. SPOILERS IN WHITE - HIGHLIGHT THE TEXT TO READ. IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE FILM, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND READING THIS NEXT BIT IN WHITE.
Mia and Sebastian don't end up together. Mia ends up marrying someone else and having another child. What happens is they both follow their dreams and achieve them. Mia goes to Seb's jazz club with her husband and Seb plays 'their' song (City of Stars, which is beautiful by the way!!) Whilst this song is playing, an alternative of what could have happened (Mia and Sebastian getting together) is showed. This ending absolutely broke my heart. Whilst they followed their dreams, the whole film was about their relationship and it is hinted they will end up together. I absolutely loved them together and I think I cried about the ending. If you have already watched the film, do you agree? Comment down below (but without spoilers!) or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if your message includes spoilers. I'd love to hear from you:)