Unrealistic Expectations: La La Land Edition

Hey guys!

So on my OH (I’ve learned this term from you guys but if you’re as thick as I am this means Other Half, haha) birthday we went for a dinner and movies night. Being him a musician and me a former classical ballerina, there was no doubt on our minds that we were going to see La La Land. I knew I was going to love it from the first time I’ve heard the soundtrack – to be fair when I went to actually see the film I already knew the City of Stars lyrics by heart – but I’ve never imagined that I would be so obsessed with it!

From the colours to the 30’s/40’s style, to the music, well, everything in that film made me fall in love with it. It was so good that even Miguel, my boyfriend, wept a little (he will never admit it but I saw it!). He even named his new guitar after Mia, the female main character. Yes, La La Land was gorgeous, La La Land was precious, La La Land was hearth breaking and was everything one can ask for.

Now, no matter how great a film is, it always sets up some unrealistic expectations (specially if you’re so obsessed with it as I am), and La La Land did no other than set some really high – but unrealistic – expectations!

Because you loved it so much the last time I did this (regarding Disney) here you go, 4 unrealistic expectations: La La Land Edition.

** If you haven’t seen the movie stop reading, go watch it and come back, I’ll wait **

** All set? I know your heart is aching but this post will make you feel better! Let’s go then **


  1. People jumping out of the cars in the highway to sing and dance


Let’s start from the first scene, where everyone just jumped out of their cars (and on top of them) to sing and dance in such perfection that one can only achieve by years of training and rehearsals! I know, I’ve talked about this is on Disney post as well, but the reason why I’m so bitter is because I would love if this could be real life. Like, in what point of the human history did we, as a society, decided that it was actually not okay for people to burst into singing and dancing? WRONG CALL WORLD, WRONG AND TERRIBLE AND SAD CALL.

2. Your frenemy in the music industry is the key for your success


I think that this is valid for any industry as it is. Someone who burned you before will must surely burn you again. So, I find very unlikely that, like it happened in the film, your frenemy actually has a gig for you and that said band will have huge success, at least for you. I’m not saying that there’s no way in hell that this could happen, I’m just saying that it’s really unlikely to.

3. Dancing among the stars


Unfortunately, unless you’re high on drugs you will never, ever, ever dance in the stars. You may cancel the visit to the planetarium. I repeat: false alarm. Cancel the visit to the planetarium!

4. You lost completely contact with the love of your life

I don’t know about you, or maybe it’s just me that I’m a complete psycho but to be honest if I love someone as much as Mia loves Seb imma gonna stalk his arse and find where the hell he’s been, what dog he owns, and what food he ate on a wednesday because let’s face it: Instagram exists, Facebook it’s actually a thing and even though I’ve probably unfriended him because ya know, 5 years ago we split and all that,  I’m still gonna find out.


I know I only have 4 points, and that it should be a minimal of 5 points for this post to actually be funny or something like that, but I just can’t okay? That being said, I loved this film, I think Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling did an amazing job just as everybody else in this film, and that, my friends, it’s why my next post will be, yet again, about La La Land. No need to say but the images do not belong to me and credits go to the owners.

Here’s to the ones who dream!


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  1. Jenni

    25 February, 2017 at 15:27

    Sounds like a great movie x

  2. ChelseaMamma

    24 February, 2017 at 14:45

    Do you know what, I love a bit of unrealistic expectation in films, it offers a bit of escapsim

  3. Alina

    23 February, 2017 at 18:01

    I’ve not seen it so had to not read half of the post BUT I’ve heard is so good, like you said the lyrics, the style and aging and brilliant story 🙂

  4. tots2travel

    23 February, 2017 at 17:37

    I have to see it! Can’t believe I haven’t yet. It did so well at the Baftas too.

  5. five little doves

    23 February, 2017 at 14:36

    I’m going to watch this later on download, I kind of thought it would be a bit unrealistic but it still sounds like it’s worth a watch!

  6. clairejustine

    23 February, 2017 at 14:21

    My husband said we should go and watch this when we get change. Not sure if I would like it or not. I’m not a fan of musicals really but love the cast so I might like this one 🙂

  7. Lindsey

    23 February, 2017 at 14:17

    I’ve not yet seen it, and very much looking forward to it. I was in two minds as I’ve heard good and bad. After reading your post, I think me and the OH can see this on date night x

  8. Herbert Kikoy (@herbertkikoy)

    23 February, 2017 at 1:46

    This movie made a lot of fuzz even before its release. I get the chance to watch a screener and honestly, I am really not impress with it. The story is a bit dragging. My wife who’s an avid movie lover doesnt like the movie too. Although we finished watching the movie, I dont think I would recommend this movie to my friends. I would rather talk about Hidden Figures and The Founder rather that this movie 😛

  9. joannavictoria

    22 February, 2017 at 21:36

    I’ve heard quite a bit about this film recently I’ll hopefully get round to seeing it when its out on DVD

  10. Newcastle Family Life

    22 February, 2017 at 21:25

    I still have not seen this film, everyone keeps mentioning it. I really should go see it x

  11. Sophie Whiffen

    22 February, 2017 at 19:25

    I’ve heard great things about La La Land – I must go and watch it!

  12. welshcakesandwellies

    22 February, 2017 at 19:04

    I so want to see this film, I’m going to have to come back now and read this once I’ve seen it, it’s taking all my will power to not read it straight away!!

  13. mariaisquixotic

    22 February, 2017 at 18:28

    Well yeah, that made me wondered as well. Five years has passed and the movie clearly showed that smartphones and other gadgets exist but never if Mia and Seb communicated during their separation years. It hurt me a lot towards the ending. I really was pissed about the ending. It was so hurting to see Seb or Ryan Gosling that sad. How I wish I could hug him!

  14. Dreamer Achiever

    22 February, 2017 at 17:35

    Funny post! I’m not that much of a Disney fan but I can imagine these. It would be so cool if everything that happens in movies could be real. I’d love to see people dancing on top of their cars (but only is I’m not in a hurry haha)!

  15. momi berlin

    22 February, 2017 at 15:22

    So Sorry for myself for not being able to.see this film. Ever since I resigned from.work.and stay at home, I seldom go out and even watch movies. No way for me either to buy dvd. But hey, I will definitely watch this movie asap. Heard so much about it.

  16. Jen

    22 February, 2017 at 14:28

    I haven’t seen the film yet, but I read on anyway because I’m not sure when I’ll actually get to. It does sound all very fabulous and wonderful. Love the list. Made me chuckle. Thank you.

  17. cieri of thewonderfulkind.com

    22 February, 2017 at 13:25

    Still bummed I was not able to watch this movie! My family in Vancouver watched it on its first day and I missed it when it was showing here in Manila! But, I am still eager to watch this wherever available. With your list, I think my family’s correct, Lalaland is a must watch.

  18. Selina

    22 February, 2017 at 13:05

    Completely agree about the dancing. Not my kind of film x

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