La La Land

La La Land

About 90 minutes into my second viewing of La La Land I made an odd realization. "This might actually be one of the best movies I've ever seen". And the more I started thinking about that, the more I started to believe in it. Time will tell wether it will stand out as an all time great, but I do favour its chances.

For some reason all the little things that irked me when I watched it the first time evaporated, and even if I still don't find it to be flawless, it doesn't matter. Because in the end movies are about feeling. And La La Land left me with a feeling unlike any movie I've seen in a long time. A feeling of hope, dreams, regret, love, passion and most of all pure joy. It all finally came together.

It's not even like I disagree with many of the criticisms that have been thrown at it, but I am unable to be critical of something that makes me feel as much as La La Land did. Even if it's not perfect, it will always feel like perfection to me.

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