I'm a cryer. Or is it crier? Well, regardless of the proper spelling, I cry at the drop of a hat. I try to suck it back in, and actually have gotten really adept at keeping tears from falling. But sometimes, it just happens. I cry when I'm happy, when I'm sad, when I'm angry, when I'm frustrated, and when I'm tired. I cry for no reason. I cry when others cry. I cry when I read sad plotlines in a fictional book! I've also been known to cry at a really good Hallmark commercial. Yes... I'm that bad. But before you think I'm a walking wet tissue, please know that I am not crying ALL of the time. But it's weird things that can set me off.
And, of course, I cry at movies...
Movie scenes that make me cry... every time... no matter how many times I have seen it:
Oh, boy... the last half hour is killer!
A WALK TO REMEMBER
No way can I get to the end of this movie without heart wrenching tears.
Okay, I know a lot of people who lose it when Jack sinks ... but what really gets me is the very end when Old Rose is laying in bed (dead?) and the camera pans across all of the photos... and you just realize how very much she lived up to her promise to Jack and even though she married and had kids... she had Jack in her heart the entire time. It gets me *right there* that she lived all of that without her first true love (only true love?).
WHAT DREAMS MAY COME
This was a disturbing movie for me on so many levels. To begin with, I watched it soon after losing my mother to cancer. Suffice it to say that I have watched it only once. I started crying about 20 minutes into it and couldn't stop. I had to finally excuse myself from the room. I did make myself watch the ending later, but I honestly have yet to watch it again.
DEAD POETS SOCIETY
Yes, I tear up at Neil's suicide, but what really chokes me up is the O Captain, My Captain display at the end. *sob* Oh, and I just figured out this year that Neil is now Wilson from House when I did a "whatever happened to him" web search. Doh!
Okay, I did mention I can cry at anything, right? Okay, one scene in this movie makes me cry EVERY time. The scene when Baby confronts her dad and says, "but if you love me, you have to love all of me" and they're both choking back tears. Kills me! Most Dad/daughter moments do. I had to stop dancing with my own dad on my wedding night because I didn't want to start bawling!
There are so, so many more, but I will spare you and not continue on ad nauseum. I cry at book plots too. Even obvious "fluff" books like romance smut! Try to explain that when you're on a bus or in your office on break... "why are you crying??" *sniff* "it's just a really good book!" *wipes eyes* I won't even mention the looks and comments I get when one of my own family surprises me during a teary moment in a book!
All this to just beg of you, please, someone out there... tell me I'm not alone?