“People love what other people are passionate about. You remind people of what they forgot.”
If I were to take away one phrase from La La Land that showed me how great a film it was, it would be that line by Mia (Emma Stone), even though it was said during a tough time in the film. There was a time where La La Land received a lot of criticism, and I have to admit that if you don’t love it, it’s a film that is very easy to hate. Despite that, I knew deep in my heart that this film was special – so special that I watched it in the cinemas twice (the last time I did that was for Avengers in 2012). I’ve seen it a couple of times since then, and I can’t help but think in my mind all the things that made this film as lovely as it is; and it’s time I wrote it all down.