La La Land – Favorite Scene

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Maybe I connect to Stone’s character too much. Maybe because I know exactly how she feels when she says that she’s not good enough. Because I know what it’s like to wonder if I’m supposed to be one of those people who just grows up and wakes up and moves on with life, trying not to think of the dream I could never make materialize.


Stone: Why did you some here?

Gosling: Because I have good news.

Stone: What?”

Gosling: Amy Brandt, the casting director. She was at your play. And she loved it. And she loved it so much that she wants you to come in tomorrow and audition for this huge movie that she’s got.

Stone: I’m not going to that. I’m not going to that.

Gosling: Why not?

Stone: No one’s going to be… No. No one’s going to be…

Gosling. I’m sorry?

Stone: That will kill me.

Gosling: What?!

Stone: What? What? Shhh! Stop!

Gosling: No!

Stone: Shhh. Shhh. You have to be quiet.

Gosling: If you want me to be quiet then you’re going to have to make sense. If we’re going to be quiet, you have to make some goddamn sense. You tell me why you’re not going.

Stone: Because, because, I’ve been to a million auditions. And the same thing happens every time, where I get interrupted because someone wants to get a sandwich.  Or. I’m crying, and they start laughing. Or there’s people sitting in the waiting room, and they’re… and they’re like me but prettier and better at the… because maybe I’m not good enough.

Gosling: Yes, you are.

Stone: No. No, maybe I’m not.

Gosling: Yes, you are.

Stone: Maybe I’m not.

Gosling: You are.

Stone: Maybe I’m not.

Gosling: You are.

Stone: (Shakes head.) Maybe I’m one of those people that has always wanted to do it, but it’s like a pipe dream. For me. And, you know, and then you said it: You change your dreams, and then you grow up. Maybe I’m one of those people, and I’m not supposed to, and I can go back to school. And I can find something else I’m supposed to do. Cause I left to do that, and it’s been six years, and I don’t want to do it anymore.

Gosling: Why?

Stone: Why what?

Gosling: Why don’t you want to do it anymore?

Stone: Cause I think it hurts a little bit too much.