Downtime during the Holidays means watching movies. The key to surviving several evenings of the seasonally mandated obligatory engagements with your extended family demands that all of the family dynamics be neutralized.
It wouldn't be prudent to pour salt on open wounds or let any skeletons out of the closet during this emotionally charged week, so I placate my inner demons, soothe my soul, and escape reality by watching tons of Movies.
Star Wars movies, the good ones, with my 6 year old. It is time that he learned about the Force!
might get an actual sighting of them by February.
The other night was for moi, it was all about getting those good vibrations with an old fashioned revenge 'guy-movie' with Markie Mark, Shooter. Awesome.
Screw Yoda, give in to the Dark Side and give 'em hell Markie Mark!!
Tonight was for the goodladywife and it was time to tone it down and snuggle up with a 'date movie', 'chick flick', you know a real 'tearjerker'.
Oh sure I cried during movies when I was a kid and I was tortured by old Walt and his brand of sadistic child terrorism like Bambi and Old Yeller.
I remember the first time that I was aware that I was actually bawling my eyes out at a theatre ...
when I saw Born Free...
Sure there have been lots of gut wrenching wartime flicks like Life Is Beautiful, Sophie's Choice, and Schindler's List..
Nazi atrocities have a way of doing that to me.
But One Movie in particular..
despite using every imaginable formulaic device in history still somehow rips my heart out and stomps on it. Tonight I started sniffling on cue and sobbing right on time at the exact same moments of the film. My goodladywife stares at me sympathetically as I eventually start bawling my eyes out for the last half hour and well into the credits. It's downright embarrasing.
Anyway I admit it.
So now it's your turn to step up and admit it.
Which Movies made you cry like a baby?