Wednesday, October 14, 2009


So I feel like having a good cry. I’m not really a person who cries easily, but the past few months have thrown a few things at me and I just really feel like letting it out. I can’t sit in the garden and eat worms and feel sorry for myself and cry. I need a good protagonist to get the tears flowing. This is where I appeal to you. What movies are the best tear-jerkers? What flicks will guarantee a sob? My plan is rent a recommended movie, send Jo out for the night (there is no need for him to witness this), put my jammies on, pour a glass of red, grab a bag of Lays Fries and Gravy potato chips (damn you Alison!) and let the waterworks begin.
Last time I did this was when I watched The Notebook. Gawd, I practically needed therapy after watching that, but man did I cry and it felt great. I also tried to get Jo to cut his hair and wear a cute little cap like Ryan Gosling and run to me the pouring rain…..
The only other time I remember REALLY sobbing was a more public affair, when I saw the English Patient in the theatres. I almost punched a woman in the bathroom afterwards who said the movie was boring and stoooopid. Crass souless bitch.
So, what are your recommendations to get my tears out?

9 comments:

aandjblog said...

The movies I recommend:
Ladder 49 or the one about september 11 with Nicholas Cage.

I know how you feel about wanting a good cry. I always feel so much better afterwards.

Hannah said...

I cried like crazy after watching the latest "King Kong" movie. Sounds weird, but I'm such an animal lover, I'll cry whenever watching any animal suffer. (And yes, that includes CGI giant gorillas! LOL)

XUP said...

The new release of Of Mice and Men and Life is Beautiful

Nat said...

What kind of cry do you need? I had a bit of a cry during Billy Elliot this weekend...

There is a French film called Ponette... I bawled like a baby through the whole thing.

alison said...

Grey's Anatomy usually does it for me. Especially early season 2 - the one with the train accident does it to me every time. Probably not helpful to you unless (like me) you have seasons one and two on DVD.

Can't think of a movie right now though. I usually like the non-tear jerkers.

I only found the chips in the small bags so far, but I'm on the lookout. Bwhahaha <- evil bad chip influence laugh.

Lynn said...

This post made a big, giant bell go off in my head. A good cry is EXACTLY what I need.

This isn't a sad film, but About A Boy always makes me cry. There are some sad scenes, but mostly I cry from being so moved by people supporting people.

Also, I CANNOT believe I am admitting this in public, but I always cry at Armageddon, and yup, I've seen it more than...twice. :)

alison said...

And I blogged the chips. :-) So more people can now damn me.

Dr.Dawg said...

It's a Wonderful Life. Hands down.

OT, MoM, but could you have your friend read her email, please? I sent a new msg. yesterday and I want to make sure she gets it.

mamatulip said...

Um...Steel Magnolias still makes me cry. And laugh. And then do that whole laugh-cry thing, which usually sees me choking on my own spit.

Yeah. It's hot.