La La Land

La La Land ★★★★½

La La Land just worked for me this time around, beginning to end. The message of the movie spoke to me personally. It's about about love and learning how to grow up, holding on to your dreams despite the hurdles and humiliation it causes. Don't be inhibited by fear. Be foolish, be creative, don't stop dreaming or give in to the middle ground. Just swallow your insecurities whole. Life can be simultaneously tragic and comforting. Our existence isn't always the dream-like fairytale we imagine and that's ok. It's a painful peace to get where we need to be. We have to choose how to live our lives and are bound to go in separate directions in the face of sacrifice and compromise, and never for a moment do we forget the impact we have on one another.