I'm not a cry baby...really, I'm just touched easily. But usually after the second time I watch a movie I tend to forget about the story and start looking at the details e.g., acting, camera shots and angles, visual effects, etc.
There are a few movie scenes however that keep me locked in the moment, every time. I should also note that I have absolutely no problem with watching movies over and over again. Something I picked up early in my childhood, we only had the movies we recorded off the t.v. to choose from.
Here are my top four in order of tears and sobs.
It's true. But only for this particular scene. Every time they do that final lift my eyes fill up with tears. I get emotional this way when I am really proud of someone, especially when they have overcome great odds. I mean Baby stood up to her parents, Johnny finally danced the way he wanted to, and both crowds came together to finally have the time of their lives...it's powerful.
Maybe it's my love for Obi Wan, or the hot lava, but this scene, I can't get over. It's just so heart wrenching, so sad. When Obi Wan yells to Anakin "But you were the chosen one", I lose it.
I have several favorite characters in the Lord of the Rings, but Boromir is probably my favorite next to Galadriel. He's so tormented, weak, and real. His temptation to the ring finally lead to his demise, but his death to me is one of the most touching scenes in the entire trilogy. His last words to Aragorn " I would have followed you, my brother my captain, my king" crap, I am tearing up right now. I have watched this scene over and over, and the tears always come, even when I'm running on the treadmill at the gym.
Maybe I am just really hormonal every time I watch this movie, but I sob during the entire last 20 minutes of it. Even after its over, I have a hard time recovering. I think its Andy Kaufman overcoming his own odds; sick with cancer and finally performing at Carnegie hall, but combine that with his death and the final funeral scene, I'm pretty much a wreck.
Is it abnormal to be able to watch something over and over and still cry? If not, I'd love to know if anything gets you the way these four get me.