Success attracts success, beauty attracts beauty and money attracts money. But anyone with a slight inclination toward nostalgia will recall an era in which the biggest A-listers dated the biggest A-listers, creating a hybrid of influence that was truly unmatched. They were, arguably, Hollywood's most beautiful couple, and were definitely the one that garnered the most attention.
Ben Affleckand Jennifer Garner gave the world the same feels—whether they were canoodling at a Red Sox game or attending the Golden Globes, the world was enamored.
Ben was in the middle of his career-high resurgence (although most would argue that, despite missteps like This golden era of power couples also gave way to the likes of Leonardo Di Caprioand Gisele Bündchen (remember them?
In the five year fast-forward near the end of La La Land, Mia (Emma Stone) seems to have gotten everything she ever dreamed of: She’s a big-time Hollywood actress, a VIP on the studio lot where she used to work as a barista.
The first hint that things haven’t turned out exactly like we thought they would comes when we learn that Mia has a baby — Then we meet the baby’s father, a man who is emphatically not Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), the jazz musician with whom Mia’s shared a rocky love affair over the course of the film.
The relationship the musical teases won’t actually come to fruition.