There are a few movies that make me a touch shiny-eyed. A few were even mentioned as answers that ya'll gave in the comments. Along with Pay it Forward (which managed to squeeze a tear out towards the end), the following that made it in your comments made it into my misty-eyed list as well:
Braveheart : at the end, when you know he's dying and his love's ghost shows up...waiting for him.
City of Angels: Just after the angel clips his wings, becomes mortal to be with this woman to just have her die the day after of a horrible accident.
I didnt count the number of times I've had tears because I was laughing too hard because they're too numerous to count. Liar Liar was one for sure.
The two I had alluded to in my entry were Save the Last Dance and Bruce Almighty. Oh sure, Bruce Almighty had plenty of tears similar to Liar Liar. That's to be expected with Jim Carrey, well....for those that enjoy Jim Carrey's type of comedy. However, Bruce Almighty also made me produce tears for another reason.
I'd just left Pennsylvania and had been on the run for about 5 weeks by the time Bruce Almighty was hitting the movie screens. My nerves were still raw from the abuse I'd gone through for more than a decade. Bruce Almighty was actually our second movie date (the first being the second XMen...which we ended up going to twice!) and we figured a nice comedy would be in order to keep things light. Although I didnt say anything to him, the arguing in the one scene really got to me and top things all off the tension of the frustration the characters were going through with their communication problems was a bit much for me to handle at that particular time. Needless to say, silent tears flowed for several minutes while watching. That specific scene is actually still a tad rough to watch.
Save the Last Dance is one I watched with my dad while I was out visiting during that same trip (my parents place was after my brother's house and before Dallas). I was fine for a good part of the movie, until the scene where the two leads kiss. You'd think I'd have tears of happiness because of all the difficulty the characters were facing and they worked beyond what others thought of their relationship (inter-racial relationships and how they affect the feelings of those around them), but no...not me. I ended up with tears of sorrow pouring down my face during that scene. The hurt I'd been carrying around for years, the desire to be wanted...needed...just like what I was seeing on the screen was enough to stir those tears up. The movie doesnt really produce that effect on me anymore because I have a man who loves/wants/needs me more than I ever had before.
While I was in reading the 12 or 13 blogs I check daily, I found a game in whimsical’s entry for the day. The object is to pick 6 unspectacular things about yourself, list them and then tag 6 others. I usually don't deal with this type of game to be honest, but I did promise I'd put an answer in here. Mostly because it was intriguing enough to warrant answering and partly because my answer would have been too long to stick in her comment section. So here it is, 6 unspectular things about me. If you wanna play along feel free. Im like whimsical and wont be tagging anyone.
01) I eat my pizza backwards....unless it's a stuffed crust, then I eat it the normal way. Top things all off, many times I'll remove the topping and eat it last. Why? Because the crust is dry and I dont like a dry crust.
02) I love puzzles. Im particularly fond of Logic puzzles and Sudukos right now. Of all the ones I enjoy, those two really give the ole grey matter a good stretch.
03) I always have to have something on here at home. Sometimes it's the tv and sometimes it's music, anything that makes noise. To have no background noise makes me feel extremely lonely. Even when Im curled up with a book....the tv's going or at least something instrumental like Chopin or Yanni playing in the background.
04) I still do many things the way I learned growing up right down to hanging the toilet paper so the loose end goes OVER the roll (ya aint the only one whimsical!) to folding clothes. This makes things difficult in retail situations when their way of folding items doesnt match up with mine. From what I hear, my brother's the same way....
05) I absolutely must sleep on the side of the bed closest to the bathroom. The only thing that trumps that is the location of the A.C. as I simply cannot sleep close to that at all. If the bathroom and the A.C. are on the same side of the room, I'll sleep on the opposite side of the bed.
06) I still keep up with my baby book. They dont make them like they used to so Im thinking of scanning the pages and removing my data so I can enter the child's info when and if it decides to come along.
Ok...anyone that wants to play along, put your answers below or feel free to start the game up in your own blogspot.