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LA LA LAND’S IMPORTANT LESSON ABOUT NOT REGRETTING LOVE
What the award-winning movie gets right about regrets
JAN 17, 2017
La La Land is the classic love story we all needed this year. From its leading lady’s elegant style to its haunting soundtrack, watching the film feels like whirling through a 1930s Hollywood boulevard in a coral drop-waist dress. (Warning: If you’ve not yet seen La La Land, reading further will expose you to spoilers.)
As I left the theater, I had only one problem with the vintage romance: the end. I don’t mean the end of the movie; I mean the end of the love story. La La Land is the story of a struggling actress and a jazz-loving musician. The two have a few chance encounters that evolve into what feels like an epic love. But when both opportunities and disappointments strain their relationship, it becomes clear that love is not enough to make the relationship work. Until the credits rolled, I hoped the star-crossed lovers played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling would wind up together through some miraculous plot twist. When they didn’t, I felt almost betrayed. What happened to their adorable love story? Was their relationship worthless? The film is much more Casablanca than Singing in the Rain.
My grandmother, who sat next to me, still seemed to be traipsing down the streets of Tinseltown even after the movie ended, undeterred by the fact that Mia and Sebastian did not have their happily ever after. I couldn’t understand why.
I came to realize that my grandmother’s relationships—good and bad—had taught her not to regret the end of a moment but to appreciate the moment itself. She explained to me that Mia and Sebastian were lucky to have had each other when they did, and that they would each cherish it as a relationship that brought them closer to the kind of people they wanted to be. Coming from a woman who was once divorced and lived out the majority of her life as a happy single woman, her perspective was not one to dismiss. Her failed marriage could have made her a cynic, but instead she saw even lost love as a gift.
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