Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Cry Baby

Call me a complete girl, but I love movies that make me cry!

No, not chick flicks. I hate chick flicks. They're all the same: boy meets girl. They fall in love. Boy does something stupid. Girl gets mad. Boy does something sweet. Happily ever after. BORING!

I mean movies that are deeper than that. Dramas. Sometimes I cry because it's really sad, sometimes because it's so wonderful I'm overwhelmed.

There's one movie that I absolutely LOVE! I cry every time I see it. The ending is so amazingly wonderful, that I burst into tears. I'll cry and cry and cry for an hour. It's so sweet! It's called "I Am David." It's not very well-known. It's post-WW2 era. There's a boy trapped in a Soviet concentration camp. He was separated from his mother. His father died. He had no one. The kid is an amazing actor for being so young. He perfectly portrayed a child who had no emotions, who had shut down and did not know love or trust.

He manages to escape the camp, and follows directions given to him by someone else at the camp. It is an amazing journey he has. Slowly, you can see him changing, he starts to smile, starts to trust. The ending is perfect. I don't want to say what it is, because I want you all to go rent it! It's worth it!

I also enjoy books that make me cry. I don't know why, really. I find it refreshing almost. It helps me to release some of my pent up feelings.

How about y'all? Do you enjoy a good cry now and again? Or do you try to avoid movies like that? Also, what movies/books have caused you to break down and cry like a baby?

Blogger is acting up again! Grrr! I've been trying to add pictures to this post, but it won't let me! I wanted to add a picture from the movie. Maybe I'll try again later... Also, some of my pics from previous posts aren't working. Blogger and I have a love/hate relationship at times!

I finally was able to add pics! Awesome! The top pic is of the movie cover. Yes, Jim Caviezel is in it. However, the picture is deceiving. He has a very minor role. I think they put him on the cover thinking it would attract more people. I've got to admit, that is why I rented it originally!

The bottom pic is of the boy in the movie. I love that one. It perfectly portrays how he has learned to shut off his emotions. That kid is an amazing actor. He's better than many seasoned adult actors. Y'all need to rent it this weekend!


Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

I am such a baby i cry at movies, tv shows, books, Songs...anything really

movie that recently made me cry? umm well ummm...yep got nothing..I did go see Wicked in London and cried at that..can that count?

book..oh that's easy..James Patterson's Dear's a great book and the military theme..well you'll see why I cried.

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

I'm kind of embarrassed to admit, but "Love Actually" makes me cry like a baby. Million Dollar Baby is another, and My Girl.

As for books: "The Kite Runner", "My Sister's Keeper" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" are the major ones.

Oh, and R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" always makes me cry.

Becky L said...

I break down whenever i watch "Sense and Sensibility." When one sister is seriously sick and might die, the other sister starts crying and begging that her sister gets better.

I always break down, b/c i think, "What would i do w/o my sister?"

luv ya, abby!

Ahmed said...

I don't like to cry. And I honestly don't remember a movie ever really making me do so. Though plenty have made me sad. I have a love/hate relationship with those movies b/c they usually are great, but they make me angry and sad at the world as well...but I think its important to know.

I like Born into Brothels, Blood Diamonds, The Last King of Scotland, Farenheit 911, Hotel Rowanda, American History X, so many others.

I'll try to remember to add the movie you mentioned to my netflix queue.

Rapunzel said...

Yeah, I like a good crying movie now & then, as long as there are no children involved, I can't handle bad-things-happening-to-kids films or books.

I sobbed the hardest at Dead Man Walking, followed closely by an old love story called Griffin Loves Phoenix. I pretty much cry at everything, though, so these are just random examples.

'liya said...

Movies: The Notebook hmm Armegeddon hmm can't think right now but there's a lot!

Book: Anything that ends sadly or happily (which is basically everything).

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Michael C said...

The Water Boy and Billy Madison. I'm a softy sometimes.

Mother of Invention said...

I cry at most everything...even Disney! I'm not always in the mood to cry at a movie since life can be sad, but I love touching things.

Raj said...

I don't generally cry watching movies. I sat through Black (one of the biggest tearjerkers ever!) without shedding a tear but one movie that really made me cry was Schindler's List.

Abigail S said...

~...Hey You~ I'll have to look into that book!

~silvernuerotic~ I've heard that "The Kite Runner" and "My Sister's Keeper" are good ones. I'm sure I'd cry at the sisters one.

~becks~ Awwww! You love me! ... I'd be lost w/o you, too.

~Ahmed~ Please do check out this movie! It is sad at parts, but it will really show you the goodness in people. It's an "I'm so happy" kind of crying.

~rapunzel~ I've never heard of "Griffin Loves Phoenix." I'll look into that one, too!

~liya~ Good picks! I, too, cry at "The Notebook." The ending is perfect, sad yet sweet in a way. "Armageddon" makes me cry, too.

~Michael~ What can I say to that?!

~MOI~ Many Disney movies get me, too... I cried at Toy Story.

~Raj~ I can't believe I didn't think to mention Schindler's List! That is such a sad movie.

I now realize that I really AM a Cry Baby!