Vanina’s review published on Letterboxd:
Don't normally log rewatches because it'd be too confrontational to realise how often I watch certain films - I like to fool myself into thinking I live my adult life without security blankets. I wanted to pay tribute to two of my favourite movie romances tonight, however, because in terms of security blankets, this and 'Dogfight' are two of the most trusty, most well-made, most meaningful.
I've gotten into so many arguments with friends in recent weeks over 'La La Land', it's both funny and sad. This is what I hope for with "modern" musicals, this is Jacques Demy for the modern age. I really wish this was better-known, but I'm scared to introduce people to it because it made such an impact on me on my first viewing that I couldn't deal with it leaving other people unimpressed.
A film about love, grief, family, growing up, growing older, abandoned potential, unfulfilled expectations, identity, stripey jumpers and talking tea cloths. Boyfriends, girlfriends, sisters, mothers, fathers, colleagues, friends and strangers. And then there's the songs. Oh, I am a puddle on the floor.
Also, Louis Garrel reads 'Franny and Zooey' in this film, so what's not to bloody love, and it ends with a song by Barbara.
"Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps."