Sunday, March 19, 2017

La La Land

Watched the very entertaining La La Land, that began in almost Bollywood style (with lots of dancing), without really understanding why it created such a stir for the coveted Oscar. Stereotypical portrayal of a woman (Mia), who first dumps her materialistic boyfriend, for a man with passion and dreams, and then, ends up with just another "rich man" (a minor character, we don't even get to know much about; except that he agrees to "get off the congested road" - abandoning the destination they were trying to rush towards- and have dinner with his wife). The stoical Sebastian (the enigmatic Ryan Gosling, who has now achieved his dream of opening a jazz bar), accepts his fate at the end with a smile. Bear it all "man"!

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