This was the exact moment when La La Land lost me.
This was the moment when I got angry, one exact minute later;
Why you ask?
Oh, I will tell you. I’m going to use a quote from an interview where Emma Stone said “I liked that (the non-happy ending) too, because in real life…” The quote continues, but I’mma stop it right there because I don’t even need the rest of the sentence to prove my point.
In real life. She says. IN REAL LIFE. And she’s referring to a movie where people DANCE IN THE FREAKING SKY WITH STARS LIKE FLOATING CLOUDS ARE AROUND THEM.
You make a movie where the protagonists SING AT A VIEW AND TAP DANCE and then insert a freaking REAL LIFE ending?!!!!!!!!! (And yes, I could use more exclamation points, if you were listening to my voice saying that sentence, the exclamation points would not end.)
What is wrong with you Hollywood?!
If I want to watch a movie with some real freaking life in it? I watch Fences. Or Hidden Figures. Or I don’t know, I watched The Yellow Handkerchief and that was a real life filled script, with real life situations and guess what?! HAPPY FREAKING ENDING. Everyone was feeling joyful at the end of that. The ex-convict who had no hope of building a life? HAPPY!
La La Land? No joy. Just the slap of a good old dose of reality. And right at the end too. Just so I could feel like I wanted those two hours back.
And that’s why it’s a NO. Off of my chest now.
Have a very happy day.