La La Land

La La Land ★★★★

My Valentine's Day (like for most of you, I imagine) hasn't been the best. It's not a holiday that holds a lot of meaning to me, but it inescapably reminded today of how extremely single I am, as me and my girlfriend broke up a couple of months ago.

It was a mutual decision, and we're still very good friends, but a breakup is still a breakup. Working an 11-hour shift, in a place where I spent a big chunk of my day selling candy and flowers to happy couples, didn't help. The fact that there's a girl at work that I really like, but who doesn't seem to have any real interest back in me (hello again, friend zone) doesn't help either.

I came home depressed, exhausted and in a lousy mood. What did help a tad though was giving this movie a go. Full of energy, gusto and spirited performances, it ended my day on a well-needed high note, if also falling a little short of its acclaim. Kind of like my last relationship: Enjoyable while it lasted, but I'm not in a rush to go back for another round.

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