Gets Me Every Time

27 Jan

I don’t know why I do it to myself.  I just can’t help it.  For some reason, I enjoy (?) watching the same movies over and over again even though I know they are going to make me cry.  And, I don’t just mean a few tears.  I mean, I cry.  Hard.  My body shakes. My chin quivers. I leak so much liquid from my face that my sleeves alone aren’t enough to handle the mess.  Even after I’m finished sobbing and I’m calm, the tears still sneak out of my eyes. Slowly sliding down the sides of my face.

I even get mad if something happens to prevent me from crying during a movie.  For example, if Andrew stares at me and smiles when he knows I’m about to cry – ah!  I end up having to tell him to stop looking at me and then all that built up emotion is ruined and I can’t cry anymore!  I really wanted to cry dammit!

What is all that about?!

One of the worst (best?) movies that has the power of me is The Green Mile.  It’s been on a lot lately and we’ve watched it a lot.  It gets me every time.  I lose it.  One of the times I was actually ironing something – so there I was – standing, bawling, iron in my hand, frozen, hysterical.  Even the Disney cartoon Mulan does it to me.  The kids will be watching it and I’ll be cooking or cleaning through the majority it and then, I pay attention to it for a few minutes.  That’s all it takes.

I guess, maybe it’s not so much that I enjoy watching sad movies. I think I’m just an emotional person who enjoys movies.  Whether sad or funny or a thriller or a sci-fi flick, I am addicted.  Especially to the ones that are powerful, beautiful, touching, hilarious, surprising, real and an overall amazing piece of entertainment.  For me though, there’s a lot of those. They bring tears to my eyes just thinking about them…

How about you?
 

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8 Responses to “Gets Me Every Time”

  1. Anna January 27, 2008 at 10:14 am #

    Finding Neverland just kills me. When we saw it in the theater, I bawled all the way through the credits.

  2. the real ~Roxann~ January 27, 2008 at 6:50 pm #

    Oh man, I'm a crier, too. Shoot, I cry at commercials!!When I was pregs w/ Logan….we went to see Titanic. Yes, I was the hysterical crying giant pregnant woman who could not get control. Cried all the way thru the credits and still sat sobbing. Finally, Ike had me suck it up so they could finish cleaning our aisle.

  3. gummibunny January 27, 2008 at 8:05 pm #

    I can be a crier at times too, but I resist it by not watching sad movies. I don't like the roller coaster ride. I think one of the hardest times I ever cried was watching a show on discovery channel when the lion cubs' mom was killed by a water buffalo and the cubs wandered off to starve to death. I CRIED SO HARD. I think the worst part was knowing that it was real.

  4. Scoop January 28, 2008 at 9:14 am #

    Oh girl…I'm with you. I think it's theraputic sometimes. My bad one is The Notebook. On man. I can't get my composure and Brian just walks away and gives me that moment. He has never cried…I don't think he's able to. He's even tried to and nothing happens.
    With me it sometimes can be debilitating. I listen to the local news on the ride home in the car. Did you hear the story of the man ( read a$$hole) who threw his children off of the bridge. They were only babies. I cried so hard I had to pull over the car. I sat for a long time….I still can't really think about it. I can't handle anything with children. I can't watch movies where anything happens to children. Even though I know it's fake.

  5. Are You ZaZa? January 28, 2008 at 4:42 pm #

    I know! It's not just movies that does it to me either! I break down for just about anything too! Just like you ladies – commercials, news stories, documentaries, books, magazine articles or if I just see people doing good things for others. Sometimes I wish I didn't cry so easily – like when it comes to confrontation or criticism. Oh well, I guess I'd rather be compassionate than a biotch!

  6. Scoop January 29, 2008 at 8:43 am #

    I know what you mean. I tear up when my boss compliments my work or when people say really nice things about Drew. I think some see it as weak or as a sign of poor self esteem but I just never had control over my emotions in situations like that. A religion professor in college told me I was emotionally well endowed and that it was a gift from God. I believe it. You are blessed too!

  7. chrisandjulie January 30, 2008 at 8:45 pm #

    I am totally with all of you. I cry at everything. I think I told you how I cried hysterically at Curious George the movie. After the movie was over, Chris asked me why I was so upset and I started bawling all over again trying to explain it to him. He still didnt get it. We started to watch The Notebook and it was about 5 minutes from the end of the movie and I cried so hard even after the movie was over. I knew nothing about the movie or book. Its just one of those movies. Stepmom gets me every time too. I cried before scenes really folded out in I am Sam. I just knew something unfortunate was going to happen to Sam. I could go on…Hallmark commercials…Dont even get me started!He is like Andrew. He knows when something will make me cry and will look over at me and start to laugh! Grrr…but he usually makes me laugh at that point.

  8. Are You ZaZa? January 30, 2008 at 9:18 pm #

    Those boys! They just have to ruin a good cry don't they?! I think the movie that made me the most emotional was Steel Magnolias. Laughter through tears is the best feeling. "Here! Hit Wheeza!"

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