One of the great pleasures of art is that it allows us to experience the full range of human emotion without ever exposing ourself to potential risks. And as a dude whose emotional boundaries come equipped with serious-firepower border control, I appreciate the opportunity to, every once in a while, settle in for a good, long weep. Here are a few films that never fail to do the trick.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: I always start crying seventeen minutes in. And generally stop by sometime the following Tuesday.
The Godfather: It's not the best '70s gangster movie -- it's not even my favorite -- but the beautifully choreographed last half-hour reduces me to tears every single time. It's friggin' opera with bullets instead of words.
50 First Dates: Confession: I've actually cried at kind of a lot of Adam Sandler movies. And not just from how awful they are.
Love Story: If you walk anywhere within twenty feet of me while I'm watching this, your shirt's getting covered with snot and mascara and you're just going to have to like it. After all, Love Story means never having to say you're sorry.
Cool Runnings: They lull you in with the laughter, and then -- oh frig, I can't even talk about it.
What movies make you want to buy stock in Kleenex? And, so it doesn't keep you up at night, my official Adam Sandler cry-count: The Wedding Singer, Mr. Deeds, Spanglish, and Big Daddy (twice). Should I -- should I see a doctor about this?
Posted by TKOG from Not That Kind Of Girl.
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