Remember how I said, of Friday, that my goal love the weekend was to finally see La La Land? I had hoped to go on Saturday afternoon, but Mike got a new phone (goodbye, screen that is shattered to a million pieces) and wanted to switch his service over, so we embarked on a 4.5 HOUR project to do that. Yes, FOUR AND A HALF HOURS. We started at the Sprint store, went to the Apple Store, back to Sprint, and back to Apple for one final hour-long stay. Let’s just say that it wasn’t how I intended my Saturday afternoon to be spent, but we finally got the issues worked out and he’s thrilled to have a new phone, so it was a success!
So, Sunday afternoon was for La La Land. I had heard so many good things, including that my sister loved it and would see it again in a heartbeat. She and I have quite a bit in common, but it’s becoming more and more clear to me that we do not share the same taste in TV shows and movies. I went into it expecting it to be really good and worthy of a “Best Picture” nomination, along with all the other nods it’s earned this award season.
My thoughts: it was fine. It wasn’t bad, by any means. I was entertained the entire time and the sets were beautiful, but I didn’t feel anything. I like movies that make me feel something – sad, happy, scared, relieved. Some of you probably think I don’t have a soul now that I’m saying this, but I was totally underwhelmed by the whole thing. I’d seen 5 of the Best Picture nominees – Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea, Hidden Figures, Hell or High Water, and La La Land, and La La was my least favorite. For those wondering, Manchester By The Sea was my favorite of them – it was so real and raw and made me feel so many things. And the demeanor of the nephew reminded me a lot of Mike, so I liked that part, too 😉
Oh, and completely unrelated to movies, this is one of my favorite outfits, as of late. I can’t seem to stop wearing this grey sweater and jacket combo. Either with black jeans, leggings, or classic denim, it goes with everything!