Sunday, 19 November 2017

Film challenge: no tears!

Waaaay back, when this blog was only a fledgling thing I wrote a post about things that make me cry. In tribute to the blog surpassing the grand age of 2 back in September (belated birthday...) I wanted to have a little challenge.

I took to twitter and friends to come up with a list of films guaranteed to make me cry. I wanted to see if I could last the films in question with a clear face... Hardcore or what?

The Notebook 
I’ll be honest I avoided watching this for so long because I fully expected it to make me cry. Turns out I was correct. A heartwarming tale of a woman who has dementia in her twilight years, being told the story of two young lovers. The topic of dementia always hits hard for me. Between treating patients and helping families those who have it, and seeing my grandad struggle with it, it really twists me up.

Crying moment: 36 minutes.
Rating: 10/10, beautiful film.

Forrest Gump
This is a film that I hadn’t watched before, to the disappointment of several of my friends... I simply knew the story so well that I never really felt the need to watch it.
Due to that I was genuinely surprised that I didn’t in fact cry. Although it took a lot longer into the film to set those wee tears off.
There was lots of parts of the film that I genuinely heard of, so I’m really glad I finally watched it!

Crying moment: 2hours 9 minutes
Rating: 8/10, still felt like I knew what to expect...

Marley & Me
I think if you've read this far into the post you've gathered that I have no issue with shedding a few tears... This particular film tells the story of a family as they grow and develop along with fellow canine family member Marley. Now, if you haven't seen the film then look away but we see the whole of Marley's lifespan, including the end if you catch my drift.

Surprisingly, I actually stayed tear free. Not that I wasn't incredibly sad but it didn't quite bring me to tears( was close though). Maybe because I've never really had a pet, so it didn't have the full emotional effect on me. Or maybe my heart is made of stone(or at least a 1/3 of it...)

So there you have it!

Have you seen these films? Did they make you cry?

Abi x