Unrealistic Expectations: La La Land Edition
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 **
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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