Directed by Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” is a modern day Technicolor love story that is inspired by Hollywood’s Golden Age of movie musicals. Starring Emma Stone (who plays Mia) and Ryan Gosling (Sebastian), the movie tells the tale of two individuals who have great aspirations. Mia is a struggling actress and Sebastian is a Jazz musician. As the story continues, the two are drawn together by their common desire of doing what they love most.
The movie is one of the best “Boy Meets Girl” fantasies you can watch with a realistic twist. As a musical, it is filled with sweet original songs that speak the emotions of the two lovebirds. You don’t need to believe in love to like this movie featuring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. However, one thing is for sure, it is the most romantic movie ever to come out of 2016. Reinvented for the modern era in a way that will make your heart melt, watching “La La Land” can help you become a better romantic person.
Influenced by “A Star is Born” and “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”, the movie is another Hollywood musical that teaches us how to love crazily and with complete madness. Mia and Sebastian’s journey together is expressed in a series of dance numbers and entertaining songs combined with amazing cinematography and views of LA. Here are some lessons “La La Land” can teach you about becoming a more romantic person in real life:
You Need to Get Out Your Comfort Zone
Love is something that is endless and limitless. It is an indescribable feeling that gets you upset and happy at the same. Before Sebastian met Mia, he was rather cynical and aloof. When the two started spending together, she showed him how to lighten up, and soon you could see Sebastian doing the most funny, yet romantic things for his lover (without hesitation).
Their relationship gave each other a new perspective on how to view the world and with a more positive frame of mind. This teaches us that in order to be romantic and truly express your feelings, you need to get out of your cocoon. Embrace your crazy side. Dance your heart out, holding your lover. Show each other what it means to be together!
A “Yes” Strategy is a Good Place to Start
You never know where certain opportunities are going to lead you (as witnessed in the ending of the movie), so when you’re starting out – saying yes to what comes your way isn’t a bad strategy. If you want to dance under the moonlight, do it. If you want to kiss each other in front of 100 people, do it. Express your love completely and entirely, just as if Mia and Sebastian learn to at the beginning of the movie. Just seeing how happy they are, makes you happy.
Don’t Hesitate on Taking Risks
Being romantic doesn’t only mean spending time together in intimacy. It means a lot more. It involves taking risks, defying odds, and doing what you can do for your lover. However, since life is not a movie or fantasy, if things don’t work out – keep in mind that you needed each other for a season and that it’s time for another romantic chapter in your life with someone else. With different people, romance takes a different approach. Exploring romance in its fullest is how you truly become a romantic individual.