Thursday, August 13, 2015
Thursday Movie Picks!
Over at Wandering through the Shelves, every Thursday you pick 3 movies that go along with that week's theme. This week is movies with devastating, crushing endings that make you want to weep.
OK the normal romance tear jerky stuff usually makes me want to vomit...ok,ok just Love Story makes me want to do this. I mean what the hell does "love means never having to say your sorry" mean? I say Bull shit! Yes you heard me I swore here which I normally reserve to friends within earshot of me but I had to say this. My hubby better dam well say he is sorry when he did something asinine which is almost daily but that is for another blog title as my hubby has foot in mouth disease or more like leg in mouth. OK so here are my 3 because what gets me every time are old people and animals.
Make Way For Tomorrow-1937
I cried like a baby when I saw this film because of the treatment these 2 elderly, gentle husband and wife receive from their children. It resonates even today because I see elder abuse where I work. When I visit my mom in the long term care home, there are people who never receive visits from their children which is a shame. I have seen grown children treat their parents or parent horribly and it pains me that not much can be done. This film showcases so much. A true tear jerker and a great film.
Disney made me cry! I love this film and hate it because it is so good yet why??? All dogs must live forever!! This is a wonderful story about life and death and growing up and learning that death is a part of life(my dad told me this when my dog, Toby, was killed on the highway. My dad took me with him to give Toby a proper burial and then we said a prayer). I still have a hard time watching this. Gosh with my menopausal mood swings, I cry at stupid pet commercials. Onward to the 3rd...
Surprize! Yes this one makes me cry for many reasons. First, it is not only my mom's favourite film but her brothers' as well. I think because they grew up under Hitler and then dealt with the Russians after the war and had to escape they could relate to this film on many levels. I weep when Zhivago comes back, after the war and the revolution, and sees all the people living in his father in law's once great home, having to agree with this woman who claims it was unlawful to have such a huge home. How would you like to have your home taken away and told it is for "the people" and now whole families live in one room of your home that you worked so hard for and maintained? When I picture Zhivago, frozen and worn out, on his horse, defecting from the "reds" and not caring if he will be shot(but he is not), I weep. Finally, near the end, known as a great poet, he sees his love, Lara, and tries to reach her only never making it to her. It is so sad. The writer of the book, Boris Pasternak, was himself awarded the Nobel peace prize for literature mainly due to his poetry but had to decline it due to the Communist regime trying to label him a traitor. Pasternak had a great love, Olga Ivinskaya, but the Communist regime made sure to keep them often apart by either arresting the one or the other and denying her his letters he had written to her. This is the reason why this film is so great and profound and makes me weep.
One extra is Brian's Song! I almost went with this one so it gets honourable mention-A true guy's film but can make men and women cry.