Friday, January 8, 2010

pass the tissues

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I saw the movie Precious this last week. Not a movie I would recommend to everyone due to the nature of the content, but I found it to be very powerful and moving. I'm sure there will be a couple of academy awards given out for this one.

I found myself tearing up a lot throughout the movie and cried at the very end. My heart breaks when I see or hear about a young person being abused in some way. It breaks to the point where I cannot stop the tears. That was the case while watching this movie.

Another situation where I can't control the tears is at the end of Extreme Makeover (Home Edition). It's when they all yell, "move that bus!" and the music swells, and the recipients of the new home are overcome with joy, that gets me every time.

So, my Aloha Friday question this week is...

What makes you cry every time?

Maybe it's a particular movie (for me, it's The Notebook) or show, or maybe a certain situation or experience. Share your crying moments.

25 comments:

Design it Chic said...

babies and love stories(especially in movies).. always:)
Happy Friday and here's my Aloha!!

MightyMom said...

Steel Magnolias.



and I've recently STOPPED watching or reading things that tell about children being abused. It isn't entertaining, it's disgusting and upsetting.

sheila said...

I shed tears over everything, lol. Even commercials.

Momma Roar said...

I can be an emotional mess some days!! I cry watching my children interact and play most days!

Short Stop said...

"Up". That movie has done me in once and for all. I simply can't get through the beginning without sobbing.

Have you seen it??

pam said...

I can cry over just about anything. Any thing to do with my kids is a trigger.

Midday Escapades said...

Oh my gosh, I get teary eyed during commercials sometimes. I always tear up when I hear the Star Spangled Banner. I am very lucky and grateful to be in the US.

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Auntie E said...

Movies about Cancer deaths. I tend not to watch them.
here is my Aloha Friday Link

Karen said...

Weddings. I know, it's cliche, but I tear up every time. And soldiers in uniform. And the final scene of the movie Homeward Bound, when you think the old dog, Chance, didn't make it, and then he comes running over the horizen. It makes me sob.

I am Harriet said...

Besides hormones....those Humane Society commercials.
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2010/01/did-you-get-ton-of-snow.html

Karen said...

Hallmark cards . . . happy movies . . . good books . . . and yes Extreme Makeover. Love it!
Cute post!

Annie said...

I cry when read sad stories of babies or kids died with cancer or whatever cause.

Have a nice weekend.

Stopping from An Island Life.

Pamela M. Kramer said...

I knew it! I'm going to have to watch Precious at home. lol - Movies that have people die who they love that makes me cry. Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Night of Rodanthe. Tear Jerkers!

MadeInCanarias said...

Some movies.

Twincerely,Olga said...

lovw stories that turn out good and animal movies.anythin where children are hurt or crying too

JamericanSpice said...

Any story with children being abused in anyway will make me cry.

Or any movie where the child doesn't know their family.

Or any thing where the child is being fought for.

brspeer said...

When people on movies die. Unless it is an action movie and they are the bad guys.

Baba said...

I cry over most anything. Just my nature. Happy, Sad, it doesn't matter.

Huckdoll said...

Weddings for sure. Whether it's real life or in the movies or TV, I will cry, always :)

kailani said...

There's a commercial that they play during the holidays with the song Silent Night. They show all these babies peacefully sleeping. It always brings a tear to my eye.

jeff@sally said...

Watching my kids perform in school events...You just feel so happy and proud of them. And I thought my Mom was so funny crying over such dumb stuff. Not so dumb to me know...amazing and wonderful. Also anything that brings an unexpected memory of my oldest boy who died in 2007. He would be 13 right now. I can still be caught off guard when I don't expect a memory to surface and I can't stuff the pain back down before I lose it.

Sis said...

Definitely Extreme Home Makeover.
Watching dads with their kids.
Saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
Singing the National Anthem (or any other hymn of the Republic).
And taking communion :)
Yay for tears!

~Ginger said...

Saying "hello" and "goodbye" to my kids...always!

Movies: Sleepless in the Seattle every single time!

mom said...

How interesting to read how we women can cry so easily. I have to "ditto" almost every comment.

Sometimes it's just a big lump in my throat, other times I tear up, tears rolling down my face and then there is that loud, nose blowing cry. I hate to do that in a theater!

Susan said...

Diana, I sent you a g-mail out to all Hearts prayer blog and have not heard from you. Did you get it? Would you please let me hear back from you? Thanks!
Susan