Jun 18, 2008

Wiwille is a pansy

Anyone that really knows me understands that I hate nothing worse than crying. I'd rather sit through an entire season of 'Full House' than shed a single tear. Call me a throwback to a time that never existed, but it is my firm belief that I should never let the water works flow even if I was subjected to seven root canals at the same time without any pain killers.

All this being said I have cried at movies before. I'm not sure why the medium can strike at my vulnerable side, but it does and as a consequence I'm stuck looking and feeling like a candy ass.

Listed below are some of the movies I've actually balled through. Go ahead and call me a wuss. This cry baby will still kick your ass.

1. Million Dollar Baby - I watched this with the Jiggaman and one of his cute friends in the theatre. At the time the credits rolled there sat two burly men fighting tears as if our lives depended on it. We must've been a sight.

2. Dead Poets Society - This movie hasn't aged well unfortunately. What once seemed to my teenage mind to be a great film really has turned into an over melodramatic sap fest, but at my first viewing I let a tear loose.

3. Casablanca - I've seen this film at least a dozen times as a child, but when I first saw it as a teenager it finally touched me.

4. Love Actually - I watched this recently and even though I've seen it before without incident the scene where Colin Firth busts into his love interest's place of work and proposes not caring if he looked like a complete fool got to me.

5. Pop & Me - This little seen documentary is a compelling one where a father and son travel the world interviewing various men about their paternal relationships. I think this is the only non-fiction film that actually made me weep.

6. Big Fish - I've already written about this.

7. Dr Zhivago - Few films have been less depressing than this. Set against the early days of the Bolschevic Revolution almost every element of this story is bleak.

8. Atonement - I absolutely love this film, but I don't think I want to see it again, ever.

9. The Thief - I've never seen a movie make post-WWII Soviet Union look so miserable and it's a Russian film no less. A story of innocence lost, this film made my father cry, which is a rarity indeed.

Okay that's enough. Yeah so I can be a sap. Seriously I think I need a weekend of masculinity which involves MMA fighting, drinking 14 porters, boobs, possible arrest due to driving a muscle car through a mall, and a book about war.

"There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?" -Sophocles


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Anonymous said...

wigsf beat me to it!

I finally watched The Notebook and I was bawling uncontrollably for the last 5 minutes. Through my tears I managed to state “This movie is FUCKED UP!” I heard it would make me cry but I didn’t realize to that extent. Even though I am a woman, I hate crying. I'm 36 today, yeah that's making me cry too.

Miss Ash said...

Million Dollar Baby had the same affect on me. Life As a House always puts me over the edge.

Oh I FINALLY watched Casablanca and I really enjoyed it...but I never cried :) and I thought that it would have ended differently.

Mizzle said...

Wuss. I don't fear you, a little kid kicked your ass...haha.

Mattbear said...

It's the 21st century. Can we not drop this "men don't cry" crap yet?

All I can say is, "Ol Yeller". Every time, man.

SareBeth said...

Wuss! .. pah pah, just playin'
I too am a baby when it comes to movies. I like to act hard, but you turn on "PS I love you" with me in the room, and watch out.

Only one I have saw out of this list was Million Dollar Baby, and indeed balled my face off.

grace said...

Crybaby... what a horrible movie. But that Johnny Depp is just sooo damn hot.

It's funny, on Monday, the morning show on my fave radio station listed the top 10 movies that make guys cry, and a few of the movies you mentioned showed up on the list too. So there you go, you're not the only one.

Scarlet said...

Casablanca...I just saw it for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and no, I didn't cry. I guess I'm not the sentimental type unless it's REALLY sappy, like The Notebook or Beaches or some tear jerker like that (which I wouldn't watch anymore anyway).

It's nice to know big boys do cry though. ;)

Mang said...

i cried at Free Willy....

jay kay..