Friday, September 17, 2010

Hold the Kleenex

So. Adam has a post up about movies that make a man (him) cry. And there are many comments about sad movies and how everyone cries at them.

I don’t.

I know. You would think I would. But no.

I’m not what one would call an overly emotional person. I used to be when I was a kid, but not so much now.

Steel Magnolias? She should have went to the ER.

The Notebook. At least they were together.

Up? Didn’t make me down.

That doesn’t mean I’m heartless.

I did cry when Buffy found her mom.

I cried when Fred died.

“Why can’t I stay?”

Then the scene with her leaving home? Dear lord. Heartbreaking.

And when Wesley died.

“Do you want me to lie to you now?”


Uggg…heart tearing.

I even cried with David Tennant’s Dr.’s last words.

“I don’t want to go.”

But movies? Mah.

Maybe I just need more than a two hour emotional investment.

The sad ones just don’t work on me.

Happy movies are another story.

I will cry every time the Apollo 13 hatch opens.

Every time Amy and her geese round the corner with that Mary Chapin Carpenter song playing. (10,ooo Miles)

Each time Jinx calls out Max! Max! Then they see the blinking light. Finally.

When Johnny asks June to marry him. And she says yes. Finally.


Okay. I may have cried during one movie…

“ I am a leaf…”


That’s it from this ‘that’s just dust in my eye’ barrel.


  1. I wonder if your life experience allows you to not cry at movies.

    I couldn't stop bawling during the start of Up.

    And during Toy Story 3.

    And at the end of Time Traveler's Wife. AND the end of Inception.

    And those are the only three examples I can think of just this moment, but movies make me cry A LOT.

  2. *four. I had remembered Inception after I wrote three.

  3. That could be. It does produce a few callouses.
    But I haven't seen Toy Story 3 or Inception yet, so I can't say anything about them. But maybe, just maybe those will join Serenity in my short list :)

  4. It's okay to cry. . .as long as your okay lol. People cry because they can relate to the story or touched by one character. It only means that we are human:(


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