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March 19, 2007


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I remember watching Go Toward the Light! We were like 7 when that came out.

I haven't seen the Notebook yet. If it has exciting sex scenes, I probably shouldn't watch it, because dh is out of town for an extended time, and I might get all riled up unnecessarily, lol.

Steel Magnolias is sad. I've been meaning to watch that for a while.

I was weeping by the end of "Finding Neverland." If I'm in the right mood, "Sleepless in Seattle" can now bring me to tears. The loss of and living without a spouse didn't become real to me until I fell in love myself. The first movie I can remember crying through was "Anne of Green Gables." Haven't watched it since - I was so horrified at a young age that something fictional could bring me to tears.

Well, of course, The Notebook makes me cry. Stepmom will have me bawling! Mostly, I guess because I am a stepmom and a mom and I can understand the worries and fears of both Julia Roberts character and Susan Sarandon's. Sweet Home Alabama makes me cry too.

And, still to this day, every.freakin.time I watch Steel Magnolias, OMG, tears everywhere, everywhere! I could think of many others because it doesn't take much, lol.

The Notebook made me cry. And yes, when you think about it, it does have it's fair share of cheese but the chemistry between Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling? Just wow! I love them both.
Good call on Stepmom Rachel. I have to turn that one off before the very end b/c I can't handle it. And Steel Magnolias? Yeah, that's a given.
I will also cry every time I watch Hope Floats. It hits a little too close to home.
Selena (shut up).
Armageddon (shut up again).

Isabel sent me over to catch up on Tragic Love Fridays, and OMG. It has made my week. Possibly my month.

But I had to comment about The Notebook. I never saw it when it came out, and I figured it was pretty overhyped, sort of like Titanic (which I also liked, and I would have liked it a lot more if it weren't for all the hype). A few weeks ago, I lying hung over on my friend's couch, and The Notebook was in her on-demand cable cache-thingy. So we watched it.

Now, I am a movie crier. I shed tears over 8 Below. But this was out of control. I was sobbing for fifteen minutes after it was over. We were both just lying there, moaning things like "but their love will go on!" I can hardly think about the damn thing without tearing up.

I don't have any that aren't typical- of the Steel Magnolias type. But during my last summer at the deli all the ladies were reading Nicholas Sparks book in anticipation of the Notebook movie coming out.

I asked them what it was about, and they told me a general plot outline, and I said, so, what the old couple is them and one of them has Alzheimers? And the stomped their feet and called me heartless.

Maybe I am, but I saw that coming wayyy over the horizon line!

I'm a Steel Magnolia's bawler, and I am pretty sure I spent at least half of The Hours crying the first time I saw it. I've also been known to cry at Jerry Maguire, but then again, it might be an emotional reaction to the fact that Tom Cruise used to be a somewhat normal person. :)

You can count on me to know the Scrubs episode of which you speak!

Is it weird that I habitually cry during Adam Sandler movies??? It started with the Wedding Singer... that song at the end... on the plane... it hit me right here! And then there was 50 First Dates. Drew and Adam better stop making movies together because they're killing me! And then there was Click. You know what I'm talking about!! And this new one, Reign Over Me (or whatever it's called) looks totally tear-worthy also, but I don't think I'll see that one.

Man On Fire, I bawled my eyes out and then when I watched the one movie with you guys at your Mom's house right after I found out I was pregnant.

I've not seen "the Notebook" so I hope Hilary doesn't come kick my ass six ways to Sunday.

Steel Magnolias, Titanic, any movie where anyone dies. As a mom, and as someone who was widowed, all death makes me ache inside. There is no way I will ever watch "Go towards the light" as I cannot bear to watch children die without thinking of my own children.

Man, I'm a downer today. Sorry!

The Notebook rocks. (and Ryan Gosling? Can I have sex with him, please?!) It also made my husband cry.like.a.baby.

And Stepmom made my (gay) brother cry also. Not sure if it's because he's more in tune with his feelings. But he cried. And then I made fun of him. But it's a good movie.

I cry at anything - I saw "Cars" on an airplane and cried. I cry over commercials.

But "Stepmom" - that's a shoo in.

Of course I cry at all the standard tear-jerkers. But TasterSpoon's comment reminded me that I can't watch the end of Monsters, Inc. -- when Sully goes back through Boo's door and says "Boo?" and you hear her little voice say "Kitty!" -- without getting all teary-eyed.

I'm having a terrible time thinking of movies that do it to me other than, of course, The Notebook. I even took the day to think about it. (That, and cleaned house and listed ebay, and...you get it.)

Oh oh oh, the other one - Return to Me. When she dies, and he comes home from the hospital and the dog will not leave the front door because he is waiting for his momma to come home? Ohhhh Sweet Jesus.

But television. Surprisingly there are a bazillion shows that cause me to tear up all the damn time. Every baby that cries for the first time on the Baby Story, every time someone takes a decent deal (or sacrifices the one million in his case for the $99K his stupid lame ass son is insisting he do) on DOND, and of course every damn reunion on Oprah.

Love it.

Great entry!

Ditto on the scene from Return to Me.

And the one scene in "Crash" with the little girl and the father and the shot...well, I think you watched this movie and know what I am talking about. For those of you that haven't I don't want to ruin it.

That is all I can think of at the moment.

Steel Magnolias & Life is Beautiful.

I am made of stone. Moives don't trigger the tear-jerk in me. Although I did get a little choked up at the end of Smokin' Aces and sometimes The Godfather gives me a little tremble in my throat. That's probably not normal...

Couldn't sit through The Notebook. Sorry... I almost feel bad about it now.

Love Actually, Casablanca, The African Queen,Titanic, and While You Were Sleeping are great movies that brought a tear or two to these old eyes. Okay, Love Actually is a heart-warming feel-good movie that does not bring many tears, but it is nonetheless a great movie. The real tear jerkers for me are Steel Magnolias and Rudy, which is a stupid football movie but can make a grown man or woman cry.

Well, and there is Bambi...you know the part.

As I was waiting for Weight Loss Wednesday, I thought of another one that made me cry. The Richie Valens Story. Or pretty much any movie where someone dies.

Have you ever seen the show Ghost Whisperer with Jennifer Love Hewitt? I must admit, I wasn't a huge JLH fan until I watched this show. She's not bad in it and it's all about people saying goodbye, finding peace, communicating with the living and ultimately going toward the light. I cry every time. It's on Friday nights. You should give it a try...at least once!

There is a scene in Hope Floats that gets me every time. It's when the Dad is leaving and the little girl Bernice is crying and screaming. Oh, just can't handle it.

Oh, but if we're talking TV- the last, oh, three episodes of Six Feet Under had me BAWLING. I walked around stunned when I saw those. And when I saw them again onDemand. Also on Rome last season, when Titus Pullo is going to die in the gladiatorial ring, and Vorenus yells out, "Thirteen!" and jumps in.

I'm getting verklempt just thinking about it.

I cry over TV commercials. The current worst is the bathroom cleaner one that starts out like a fairy tale and ends up a little boy pretending while he is playing on the bathroom floor.I felt real dumb when it ended with an ad for Clorox or something.Movies that make me cry:
The Color Purple-the ugly cry
Where The Red Fern Grows
Terms Of Endearment-ugly cry
The Diary of Anne Frank-old film w/Millie Perkins
Reds,Warren Beatty/Diane Keaton,love this film
Sofie's Choice-Oh My God,ugly cry

I promised myself I wouldn't get on the internet at work today, but then I thought of this. This is by no means a chick flick, but this part is so heartwrenching, that I just want to burst out in tears.

It's in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Obi-Wan Kenobi: You were the Chosen One! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness!
Anakin: [shouts] I hate you!
Obi-Wan Kenobi: You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you!

Steel Magnolias, Titanic, Sophie's Choice (gah, the TRAGEDY), and any other movie where someone dies. And Romeo and Juliet, with Claire Danes and Leo? Cried for HOURS after that movie. HOURS. Like with hiccuping afterwards and everything.

Wish I could think of more...I LOVE me a good tearjerker. I also tear up at TV movies and TLC specials about fat kids hiding food. I have a weird soft spot for chubby people.

I can watch Somewhere in Time (Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour) over and over and over again, and no matter how many times I see it I end up a huge, sobbing mess.

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