There are lots of emotions that bring tears to my eyes – joy, anger, sadness. Sappy commercials on tv can choke me up! Every movie I’ve ever seen has stirred up some kind of emotion – even if it’s just disgust. So I closed my eyes, spun myself around three times and just dizzily pointed at one from my random and incomplete list of tear jerkers.
Terms of Endearment
Dead Poets Society
The Deer Hunter
I guess the theme that causes me the most grief is ‘death’, although the tears are invariably 99% for the people left behind.
After that of course there is always the power of love theme which makes everything better and causes yet another blubbering breakdown.
And then someone tells me to ‘for gawdsakes get a grip’, and I make a mental note to avoid watching a movie with THAT jerk ever again.