Now, Mr. Curly will tell you that I am not romantic, at all. When choosing movies, I like The Expendables, all the Die Hards, Rocky, and other action adventure movies. Or comedies, like Get Smart, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and Top Secret!. And don't forget fun stuff, like Alex & Emma, Music & Lyrics, or Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (see, I do like a few chick flicks - the best might be Someone Like You, wonderful!).
And Mr. Curly will also tell you that I hate things that make me cry. I don't like to cry in front of people. I'm not a pretty crier.
But we watched a movie Friday night that made me cry, and then another one was on TV last night that made me cry, so I thought I'd write a blog about it.
Here we go. Top Five Curly-T is Guaranteed to Cry Movies:
- Finding Neverland - Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet - about James Barry's inspiration for Peter Pan. Beautiful and moving, so sad with a touch of childhood beauty. I cry for a myriad of reasons - for joy in child's imagination, for the loss of childhood, for love, for loss of love.... It is SO good. Something I can't watch often, but love every time I do.
- Somewhere in Time - Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour - oh my goodness. The epitome of tragic romance. A man meets an old woman, travels back in time to meet her when she's young, gets pulled back to the future (heh heh) and dies from loss of love. No words for how touching that enduring love is!
- Hope Springs - Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep - This is the one we watched Friday night. If you're married - watch it! The only word I can think of is poignant. It was funny, awkward, right on in it's portrayal of marriages, sad, and touching, and had a great ending. I've always loved Tommy Lee Jones, and Meryl Streep is quickly rising in my book, this was a great great movie about marriage and what true love really is.
- Facing the Giants - Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields - oh gracious. I can watch this movie no matter what mood I'm in, but generally watch it when I'm down and need encouragement of God's faithfulness and love. There are several points that make me tear up, but it is all good. Also falling in at number 4 - Courageous - also with Alex Kendrick - such sadness is truly portrayed here, once again, with, while maybe not a perfect happy ending, a true to life ending.
- The Mummy Returns - Brendan Fraiser, Rachel Weisz. Yep, you read that right, The Mummy Returns makes me cry. Here's why:
In The Mummy Returns Anuk is reincarnated and brings Imhotep back to life. Rick & Evie are once again there to stop them. Rick and Imhotep fall into a pit, about to slip into the Pit of
It is just SO SAD!!!!
I suppose the justice is, Anuk gets hers, being crushed by a huge rock as she tries to escape with her life.
There it is. I, Curly-T, may not choose movies most girls do. Mr. Curly says my taste has improved over the past 10 years, but I do have a sad bone in my body. I do cry every once in awhile. Just not always what others cry at.
Post title from, oh come on, do I really have to say it? A League of Their Own