It is hard to believe that some movies make me weep like a child even as a grown up woman of almost 33. Up until I was 25 years old I have never been a big crier when it came to movies.
I remember sitting next to my then boyfriend at age 18, watching The Lion King and Apollo 13. I vividly remember that during the most touching scenes I heard sobs and when I looked over I saw a grown man cry like a baby, when I was merely choked up. He was an army officer for crying out loud and he couldn’t keep his shit together. It struck me as weird.
Then I saw La vita è bella with Roberto Benigni and it was as if a dam broke inside me and I cried watching Sweet Home Alabama, Just like Heaven and a gazillion other chick flicks. Most disturbingly though I am a sucker for crying at animated movies. When I thought the Tiger in the first Ice Age movie died, I cried as long and hard as I never had before and of course now the hubby and I sat on the couch watching Kung Fu Panda and I cried like crazy when Shifu tells his story and then realizes his only chance for peace is to accept the truth and make the panda the dragon warrior…..sob.
Are you a bawler when it comes to films and what type of film makes you cry the most?