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Mili’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
To look in somebody's eyes
To light up the skies
To open the world and send me reeling
A voice that says I'll be here, and you'll be alright
It took me only 4 years to rewatch this movie. I was 16 when i first saw it with my friends and we were all so mad at the ending. I got to experience it differently this time, i watched it with my mom and with more “perspective” (i would like to think that i have changed and improve as a person since then). I can’t remember if i cried that first time but i sure did today. I like the ending now, yes it is sad that they don’t end up together but the look that they give each other makes up for it. The alternative and happy ending montage was a stab in the throat tho.
The music is just breathtaking. There is nothing else to say about it, its brilliant. City of stars makes me feel less lonely and gives me hope.
Both Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling have so much talent and chemistry godd i love to see them together, they really balance and enhance each other at the same time.
I don’t think i can pick a scene that i like the most, i love them all. The moment that Mia listens to her and Sebastian theme and runs to the cinema, the whole sequence until they end up in the observatory; both scenes where they sing city of stars, specially when they are together; when Mia becomes that actress and goes back to the coffee shop; the ending; when they first talk to each other. I really can’t pick.
La la land is that type of movie that makes you want to romanticize your life, it gives you that desire to fall in love, to follow your unobtainable dreams, to bet for your ambitions, to meet new people, to pay attention to the details, to dance and sing and be unique as you can.
And the city of stars is shining for me and for you and for us, but i like to think that is shining just for the people who take the time to see and appreciate it and maybe need it, but I’m going to be selfish and say it’s just for me.