Movie Review

La La Land |Movie Review

Happy Monday Wonderlanders,

Yesterday, I got to spend a few hours with my mom. And let me tell you I felt like a 5 year old again but, the time spent with her was priceless. We ended up going to watch La La Land, which is brand new musical playing in theaters. Initially, when I chose the movie I knew very little about it, only that it had Emma Stone was in it and I like her as an actress. la-la-land

Synopsis:
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.(IMBD)

Movie Rambles:

I wanted to see this movie the moment that I saw a trailer of this movie on youtube. I really enjoyed this film. It had a very independent film vibe to it and it was designed as a video collage. I was surprised that this movie was a musical because I wasn’t expecting it at all. Looking back, it does remind me a little of “Across the Universe.”  I thought that  the movie was very well designed to showcase both of the lives of jazz musician Sebastian and an actress named Mia.

I really enjoyed the story between Mia and Sebestian. I thought that the relationships were complicated yet well developed. The characters were put into difficult situation as they tried to find their own dreams while trying to be supporting of each other. This movie portrayed how one supports someone that they really care about however, it also portrays the hardships of having dreams and putting another’s dream before your own.

I loved how Hollywood was portrayed and that a lot of the movie was done in a coffee shop on a filming set. It was very easy to put yourself in the shoes of the main character, if you have visited “Universal Studios”. I was really able to get a feel of actually being in the coffee shop that Mia worked at  and being surrounded by the celebrities and the set life.

Although, I was really satisfied with the movie as a whole. I was disappointed with the ending, as I had my own hopes for how it would have ended. I definitely recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good love story that revolves around dreams.

The most important thing I got out of this movie, was that dreams are just as important as love and that to love is to dream. But, it also got me thinking that maybe you can have it all an epic love and reaching all of your dreams.

ONE LOVE,

Rina

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UNTITLED- I am Writing

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I sit to pour the contents of my soul into oblivion

That maybe, if I get these words on paper my mind and heart wont

feel so heavy

The world just seems dark, like a shadow has fallen upon it

And as the sun tries to peak its rays, the shadow devours them

Making everything engulfed in darkness

 

They say it won’t hurt to smile once in a while

So you plaster this big gigantic smile to appease them

Let there mind go to rest

They say you should spend more time outside

So, you do. The moment your observed, you go for a walk.

Only to find the most isolated corner of the street to sit on the concrete

If you tell yourself you are okay, more times then one

Maybe you will start to believe it

When your breath catches in your lungs, and darkness overcomes your eyes

Your gonna be okay, thats what you said anyway

They tell you to go find some friends to hang out with

I worry for you when you’re alone

So, you plaster that smile again and tell them “sure thing”

Knowing perfectly well, that your heart goes pitter, platter, pitter, pitter, platter

At the mere thought of saying hello

And your hands get all clammy and your mouth goes all dry

So, just for today, just for tonight

I guess I’ll just stay inside

There’s always tomorrow right?

 

 

 

 

 

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I’d Rather Kiss Heartache (I am Writing/ Slam Peom)

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One kiss

One moment

Faking the healing process

One Smile

Heart pounding

Mind pleading for them not to notice

Chest caving in

Hard to breath

Head held high

Eyes shining making them believe

That everything is okay.

The desire to feel anything other than the unbearable pain

That was protruding through my chest

Like knifes prickling every inch of my skin

Heartbreak

Your soul shattering

A thousand pieces

Like a broken vase hitting the ground

Maybe, maybe if I didn’t act like her

Fault,  Blame

Maybe, maybe if I was different

Maybe if every inch of my soul

wasn’t hurting in the most terrible way

Always being told

You are too young to know what love is?

Please tell me, am I too young to know what heartbreak is?

Am I too young to know that when that song on the radio comes on

The one he held you close too

The one he sang in your ear

The one that made you grin

Comes on the radio and you feel numb

The tears pour down your face

Making you feel small

Making you relive those moments held in the arms of the one

You’ve trusted the most.

The thing that nobody tells you about heartbreak is:

You NEVER stop loving the one who broke you

It gets easier

You learn to survive

You learn to move on

You learn that you may open your heart up again

But, the one who broke will always be special

For the way you love them, will never be the same for anybody else

Its a different kind of love

A sad kind of love

But, heartbreak is just that a different way of loving

And if the universe gave me a choice

Who would I kiss for the rest of my life?

I’d rather kiss the one who caused the heartache

Than one who made me feel nothing at all

 

 

 

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Life’s Greatest Lesson Thus Far ( I AM WRITING)

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One of my lives greatest mentors taught me that “every day in life is just practice”. Relationships whether they be romantic ones or friendships are just practice. It has been one of the biggest most epic things that I have ever heard in my entire life. It has been something that has been sitting and brewing within me for the last couple of weeks.

And I was trying hard to dissect it and allow it to make sense to me. And it hit me hard today when I was communicating and connecting with my work family.

Everyday is about giving your all and playing big. It made me wonder how to make my connections stronger with the people around me, and the thing that showed up most for me is when I bring my all, without judgements and I am full of energy my connections become so much more powerful.

Today I felt amazing, I woke up at 9. This in itself was a luxury. I made myself a giant peach, mango, and  banana smoothie and I went to work thinking it was going to be just a regular day. I went to work, without any make-up on and my hair was still wet from my shower and the first thing I got told today, was that I looked pretty. That one comment in itself just made my entire day so much more better, but my physical appearance didn’t change from what it normally was. Inside I felt peaceful, happy  and that showed. And the day just continued to get better, when a friend shared a piece of poetry he wrote with me. And it made me realize we are absolutely nothing without connections that we make with each other. We have the power to tear each other down or build each other up to become powerful. But, although we are investing the time and work into one another, we must also invest the time and work into ourselves.

“Investing work into ourselves”  looks differently for every single person. But, I’ll break the hard news to you that not one single person is perfect. And that in itself is perfection, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any areas in our lives that one can’t work on. Currently I have been investing the last 2 years on just working on my own well being. Concentrating strongly on my own mind, and learning to deal with situations in a powerful way that won’t leave me depressed or feeling that the world is crumbling at my feet.

What does investing in myself mean?

The last 2 years of my life have been amazing, my first investment was going to Isreal. My spirituality really awoke there. My spirituality has nothing to do with religion, its my connection with the universe and how grounded I feel.

I came back to participate in Landmark and was able to finish the Landmark course and the advanced course and that was so freaking powerful and amazing. Through landmark I met so many people from all ways of life and it awoke in me a new life force that was craving connections.

Very recently I connected with a group of people through a program called “Relational Intelligence”, and I learned more about myself and healed old wounds inside of me that I didn’t even know needed to be addressed.

I am so proud to be practicing life with amazing individuals, those that are currently present in my life, I want to give you all a virtual hug, and tell you I love you from the bottom of my heart.

And those that have left footprints on my heart and are no longer in my life presently, I want to let you know that I am so grateful for every single experience I have shared with you, thank you for your time in my life, thank you for your love, thank you for your existence.

And if we currently don’t talk, I just want to let you know your still so very loved and dear to me. Every single person that I have connected with in my life has left their mark on my heart and I treasure, value and appreciate you.

Go practice life! Don’t forget that love is your most powerful weapon.

One Love Always,

Rina

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