There have only been three movies that have made me cry hard. Sob really. Sure I've had the tears well up for plenty of movies and occasionally one or two spill over. The Pursuit of Happyness and What Dreams May Come to name a couple. After becoming a mom I cry even easier now. I teared up at the intro of the Lion King once. Ridiculous I know. But only three have made me truly cry.
The first was Last of the Mohicans. Watching Alice jump off the cliff after Uncas died and realizing that all this time they had fallen in love was just too much. I lost it and sobbed for the next twenty minutes.
The second movie was Schindlers list. This one takes no explanation. It was aired on t.v. commercial free. I some how managed to hold the tears in until the movie was over. Then I went in the bathroom and cried for half an hour or so. Real crying. I can't breath crying.
And now, tonight, the third movie to make me break down.........The Duchess. I think it's because I'm a mother and the movie was based on a true story. The fact that she had to give up her lover's child was too much. I started crying then and barely stopped until the movie was over. Anyone who says Keira Knightley can't act is an idiot. I did find it a little silly that she never seemed to age, but whatever. The movie pulled me in and made me sob. Is that a good thing? I don't know. But it makes me appreciate my situation and the life I live.