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My Favorite Character in a Movie!

周间主题: My favorite character in a movie !

2021年4月7日

My movie tastes change all the time, but one character I've always related to on a deep level is actress Emma Stone's character Mia from the movie 'La La Land.' For those who haven't seen the film, it's a sort of love letter to old Hollywood movies. It's a musical, a drama, and a love story rolled into one, and has one of the most beautiful soundtracks I've ever heard by the talented Damien Chazelle.

The character Mia is an excellent storyteller who aspires to be an accomplished actress someday, but she's constantly underestimated by the ever-glam citizens of Los Angeles, California. What I love most about Mia is her unfaltering passion for what she loves to do more than anything else in the world. Even when she comes razor-thin close to giving up her dreams from constantly being told that her dreams are silly or thinking that she isn't good enough, her limitless love for what she's passionate about bubbles over and shows through.

The video I've provided is set at an audition that's held by a prominent casting director. The director tells Mia simply to tell a story. Mia decides to tell an emotional story about her aunt who passed away, who inspired Mia to never stop chasing her dreams. It's a raw, moving tale that ultimately was a success. 

Mia is such an important character to me because, as someone who aspires to be a professional  translator, her struggles before participating in the audition are very real to me, as is her deep, emotional connection to the things she's passionate about. On a cheesier note, the romance sequences between Mia and her boyfriend in the film, Sebastian, remind me of the endless love I have for my husband  :P   What can I say? I'm a big fan of cheesy romantic movies.

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