Everyone has an aspiration, an innermost desire that they hold onto in the vain hope that it may come true one day. The dream is bright and happy, a reverie that keeps you airborne even as you remain firmly rooted in reality.
Because the battle of navigating your way through reality is more discouraging than the dream of accomplishing your dreams. In spite of this, you can’t achieve success by playing it safe; you must also entertain some degree of foolishness and hopefulness in order to emerge victorious.
The 2016 film “La La Land” focuses entirely on these naive actors. “Love Letter to LA,” directed by Damien Chazelle, is a modern masterpiece that is at once uplifting, prosaic, passionate, and pragmatic, full of the Hollywood romanticism that will sweep you off your feet and marked with the practicality of life that will break your heart.
This harmony is what made it one of the best movies of the year, if not the best. Breaking records at both the awards shows and the box office, this Oscar winner (though not for Best Picture) is a must-see for any fan of musicals.
The film’s precise structure is what distinguishes it from others in the genre. Everything in the film points toward one central idea, from the characters to the conversation to the score to the choice of colors.
Do yourself a favor and check it out right away if you haven’t already. There’s no good reason to cheat yourself out of this. If you’ve seen it, I’d like to have an in-depth discussion about the film with you.
Summary of The Plot
Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Justin Theroux) are the protagonists (Ryan Gosling). They’re both in LA to follow their dreams. She has dreams of becoming an actress, while he hopes to start a jazz club and give the genre a new lease on life.
She is vivacious, colorful, and easygoing, whereas he is a conservative who places emphasis on the past and whose somewhat stern demeanor makes him difficult to fall in love with.
These contrasting characters are drawn to one another by their shared desire to pursue their ambitions. They fall in love, and then they help one another deal with the harsh realities of life without losing their spark.
However, the shared goal they once had begins to cast a shadow over their future together, prompting them to part ways. They need to get out of bed if they ever want to see their goals realized.
La La Land Ending Explained
Knowing the film’s backstory, we can delve deeply into its conclusion. The film ends with Sebastian launching his jazz club and Mia realizing her dream of becoming an actress. Mia got married, but Sebastian’s marital status is unclear.
We get that, but we really did want to grow old together. When they realized they would have to go their separate ways, they smiled and Mia walked out. In an interview, the film’s producer, Fred Berger, described the movie as a love letter to Los Angeles, which he said has a way of driving people apart while they chase their goals.
The Director and the Producer had already decided that Mia and Seb would never end up together because that would have made for an implausible plot. Consequently, they opted for the tragic conclusion, which is more reflective of the way things actually turn out.