LA LA LAND – A Movie For Dreamers

La La Land

I am little late to the game with this one.

But last weekend I finally watched La La Land.

After all the Oscar buzz, I was still on the fence with this movie. I have heard mixed reviews on it, and I get really uncomfortable when I watch cheesy movie musicals. It is a natural reaction for me to be embarrassed for the actors who star in these kinds of movies. Maybe that’s not fair, it’s like when I watch Sietsa Keys on MTV, it’s so bad, but I just can’t stop watching it.

So Saturday I was flipping through the channels and I noticed that La La Land was just starting on HBO.  To me this was a sign, so I settled in to see what all the hype was about. I am a huge Emma Stone fan, and any woman with a beating heart who says she is NOT in love with Ryan Gosling is not a woman I want to be friends with. He is a dream. I knew that even if the movie ended up being terrible, I had hope that at some point Ryan would be shirtless, and then it would have all been worth it.

The movie starts out with a cheesy song and dance number. “Not good,” I thought. But I needed to give it more time. Fast forward a few minutes and Emma Stone’s character Mia, is flipping the bird to Ryan’s character Sebastian and that gave me hope, so I kept watching.

By the 3rd song I was fully invested in Sebastian and Mia’s story. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it so I won’t go much into it. But I will say that this is definitely a movie for dreamers. The struggles these two characters face not only in their love for each other, but in pursuing their passions, is something I think anyone can relate to. I know I do.

Que my cheesy, “follow your dreams,” segment.

Ok, I won’t get to deep. I think I have maxed out my, “follow your dreams” portion of this blog with my comparison post from last week. But after watching this movie I just wanted to go out and conquer some shit! Honestly my Saturday nights are usually dedicated to wine and pretending to watch football. But after watching La La Land I found myself working on more t-shirt ideas, sketching out ideas for my fashion line, writing, doodling, pitching millionaire ideas to Alex who lovingly tried to pay attention but really just wanted me to move away from the TV. #heloveshisfootball

So if you haven’t seen La La Land, I highly recommend it. Once you are done watching it then you my fearless dreamer…..go conquer some shit too!


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7 thoughts on “LA LA LAND – A Movie For Dreamers

  1. I LOVE this film! But then again – I do love musicals 😉 but only certain type – luckily the type that La La Land is paying tribute to. But yes, above anything else this film is for dreamers and I am one. And if you liked it too, given you’re not into musical… I think it really is good and for dreamers of all sorts indeed 🙂

  2. I felt the same way you did about the opening sequence. I didn’t really care for the dance number right away lol. But as the film progressed it got better and better. I adore this film for the story, message and cinematography. Great post!

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