I just watched Lalaland for the first time.
This is not a review of the movie but a review of myself through the medium of the movie.
I’m not sure I liked it.
I watched it partially from an analytical viewpoint to process the screenplay and compare it with what I’m learning. That might have taken some magic out of it.
I discerned from watching the movie, that I am still kind of cranky. I wasn’t awed by its beauty. I wasn’t swept away by the whimsy. I usually would be. I wasn’t overcome all nostalgic for a throwback to a period of musicals I watched and loved growing up. I usually would be. I didn’t find either Ryan Gosling or Emma Stone attractive. I usually would do. I was hardly excited at all when Emma’s character was from Boulder City Nevada, where my grandmother lived and I spent most of my childhood holidays. I’ll be excited about it later, maybe.
So all is still not right in my mental world. I’m doing better but I haven’t gotten my equilibrium back yet. This no mood medication journey I’m on is definitely a struggle. But I’ve been through worse.
I’d really like to enjoy things again. That’d be super nice. Is that too much to ask for?
That being said the acting was great and the music was cool.
I’ll watch it again when I’m happy. Maybe I’ll like it then.