How Oscar-nominated film “La La Land” illustrates friendship between man and woman?
Though other films argue similar points such as the 2016 Oscar-nominated film “La La Land” whose comedy musical genre seems to follow the stories of struggling actress Mia and Jazz artist Sebastian as they work their way through Hollywood. These characters follow a similar trend to the 1989 film ‘When Harry met Sally’ as the characters claim to feel no interest in one another and that nothing would come from their meeting. This ‘modern Casablanca’ follows the similar path of friendship becoming love and though it does not work out in end between them due to dis-similar interests they still claim always to love each other, “Mia: I’m always gonna love you. Sebastian: I’m always gonna love you too.”
This film could break from the Hollywood narrative as it showed characters who lived behind the screen begging to get onto it and though it did not completely follow a common Hollywood narrative the friendship between the characters could not keep to that level. This is continued throughout the film as within the five years between their breakup and meeting again actress Mia had already found a husband and had a child. This shows that quite clearly throughout the older years of Hollywood and the modern day the point still stands that men and women can not seem to follow the path of just being friends.