Just read a post of Leslie's, and I totally lost it! Ack. I tell ya, I am not a normally mushy person, but I have been crying at the drop of a hat lately. Ryan and I were just watching the end of "The Sixth Sense", you know, the part where Haley Joel Osment tells Toni Collette that her mother visits him and said the answer to her question is "yes" (her question was "Do I make you proud?"). We were just flipping channels, and I started welling up within like 20 seconds. He thought I was faking or that I'm just schizophrenic, not sure which. I can't help it!
So it got me to thinking of other parts of movies that I have seen probably 10-30 times each, and every time I see them-- doesn't matter if I watch the whole movie or just that scene-- I bawl like a baby:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird (where Scout finally meets Boo Radley and says to him, "Hey, Boo"). Also to note, I can't hear any of the music from the score of that movie without welling up.
2. Field of Dreams (the part where Kevin Costner asks his dad to "have a catch" at the end)
3. Philadelphia (where they show the home movies of Tom Hanks as a child at the end)
4. You Can Count on Me (when Mark Ruffalo is telling Laura Linney how he will be ok sitting on the park bench at the end)
5. Edward Scissorhands (when Edward is carving Kim's likeness in the ice-- that damn Ice Dance song!!!! I cannot listen to it at all)
6. Meet Joe Black (during Anthony Hopkins' speech during his party)
7. The Joy Luck Club (when Ming-Na meets her half sisters in China)
8. Titanic (ok, a little embarrassed about this one, but it's not when Leo bites it. It's when the musicians are playing their music, and the montage starts showing a mother reading a story to her kids knowing they are all going to drown, and the two old people are spooning in their beds!!!!! Gratuitous sadness, people!!!)
9. Cider House Rules (when Tobey McGuire gives the "Goodnight you princes of Maine..." thing at the end).
10. Big Fish (when Billy Crudup is carrying Albert Finney into the river and all his loved ones are there to say goodbye-- Ok, I'm getting teary just writing about it....SAP!!!!)
Then, of course, there are the standard movies-- Life is Beautiful, like the WHOLE frigging movie. And Frequency. Oh, and when I was a kid, West Side Story was like my favorite movie, and I must have seen it like 40 times. Of course, I'd cry when Tony got shot every stinking time.