Since my Top Ten Tear Jerker list got a lot of you talking, I thought I needed to do this follow-up. You should be aware by now that I'm a huge snotty wreck when it comes to many, many movies. Now, on the contrary, here are two movies to which I found myself laughing instead of crying at the most pivotal moments. This is HUGE considering I cry at frickin' everything. Kudos to the lame acting and/or special effects that otherwise ruined intense moments.
1. Romeo + Juliet, 1996
OK, so I completely related to the whole 'desperate forbidden love' thing; oh do I ever! I love this movie. Love the manic-ness of it all, thanks to Baz Luhrmann's acid tripped interpretation of Shakespeare, BUT that final scene... when Claire Danes did that little yelp and made her face scrunch up all stupid-like, I laughed. I should have been a sobbing mess, but instead, I laughed. Dear Claire, You were dumb. That is all.
|Look at that fucking Playdoh face!|
2. Alive, 1993
OK, I was 15 when I saw this in the theatre, so I'm sure that had something to do with it. Why did I go see this in the theatre? I have no idea. When the plane ripped in half and people were getting sucked out the back, I laughed so hard... and so did my friends. I'm sure the elderly couple sitting behind us were utterly disgusted with us, but I just didn't buy it, probably thanks to early 90's special effects, I'm sure. Secondly, when he had to dig into his dead friend's frozen ass... I laughed again. This time, due to my toilet humor and thinking of the never-ending puns that could accompany this otherwise climatic scene of survival and humanity.
This tastes like ass!
Yes; yes it does. Giggle.
|Dig in boys!|