Alright, so one thing you may or may not have gathered from my posts is that I'm VERY emotional. No shit, right? Yes, I am. However, my hyper-emotional states were usually confined to the privacy of my room, wailing into my pillow, except during movies; the soppy ones can sure get me going. My husband enjoys laughing at me and is constantly amazed at just how 'into it' I really get. I'm talking full out snotty weeping.
"You know it's not real, right?" Yeah, thanks for that insight, dickhead. He is afraid to see the final Harry Potter with me this summer because of the spectacle I will
probably surely be making of myself.
Me: "But I thought you enjoy watching me become a blubbering idiot!"
Hubs: "Yes! In the privacy of our own home; not in public."
Me: "Too bad, it's going to be messy; I can tell you that right now."
On that note, here are the Top 10 movies that I could barely see through the continuous stream of tears that were pelting down my face. The volume usually has to be cranked in order to hear over my sobs and sniffles!
10. Edward Scissorhands - I love Johnny Depp in this movie so much. The last 20 minutes are tears of anger and apathy all rolled into one giant snotty wad of tissues.
9. Moulin Rouge! - Ewan McGregor singing: "I will love you until my dying day." 'Nuf said.
7. The Color Purple - I'm not sure which part gets me the most, the sad tears when her sister leaves or happy ones when she gets to finally meet her children; it's too close to call.
6. Beaches - The love of their friendship is amazing and heart-breaking; Bette Midler is perfection in this movie, but I know that's not exactly a groundbreaking observation.
5. Ghost - I'm sure it's in most people's top 5, but how can it not? "The love inside - you take it with you." Ah guh!
4. Big Fish - This reminds me of my grandfather so much that I think they stole his stories; he was an amazing story teller and it's really hard for me to watch the end of this movie, regardless of how great they filmed it.
3. Fine Things (Danielle Steel) - This might not be a popular one, but if you've seen or read it, you will know! It's a pure roller coaster of emotions. My mother and I went through almost an entire box of kleenex during this made-for-TV movie.
2. P.S. I Love You - I'm sure the writers sat around and thought: How can we make a movie where people (women) will cry not just at the end, but every 10 minutes for the entire duration? We know! Let's have her read a whole bunch of letters from her dead husband spaced throughout the whole movie. The bastards got me - hook, line and sinker.
1. Field of Dreams - He gets to play catch with the ghost of his dead father; are you fucking kidding me? I'm crying just thinking about it. All my hubby has to do is yell out "FIELD OF DREAMS" and my eyes fill up faster than a freshman's beer funnel on a Friday night; he thinks it's hilarious. Damn dead daddy issues... they get me every time.