I am an absolute crybaby when it comes to movies that are touching. If you had been reading my posts, then you’d know how cancer is such a frightening thing in my life. Seeing both grandma and grandpa die of cancer was not an easy thing. So if there’s a movie involving a cancer patient or cancer in any form, then I’m sure to cry buckets. On top of it, if it is a real story, then it’s the end of me! I’ll take probably forever to recover! That explains the tears shed watching Stepmom, Letters to God, A Walk to Remember and the movie I am going to talk about now, “The Sister’s keeper”.
This being a 2009 film, I’m sure most of you must have watched it. The thing about this movie is, not only the story makes me cry, the music too does a great job at it!I guess that’s the trick these movie makers pull off, find the right combination of story and music and make that lasting impact on the viewers. Towards the end of the movie (right when the tears have started flowing badly), there is this beach scene. The music plays and I just don’t know why but my tears just reach uncontrollable levels. The song is “Feels like Home” by Edwina Hayes. There is something in her voice that adds so much heaviness to the already heavy viewing hearts. It brings back too many memories, scenes from the past, people I miss, at times I even feel really uncomfortable!
This movie is based on a novel of the same name by Jodi Picoult.
There’s another movie that I like and which makes me cry, not buckets (thankfully) but in certain places it touches me. The movie is “The Blind Side”, again a 2009 movie. There is something about movies made out of true stories! That moment when I came to know this amazing story actually happened to someone was just heart warming!
My favourite part of the movie is when Michael finishes his write up for the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade”. It’s difficult not to take something out of it! It was phenomenal! Here’s an excerpt.
Courage is a hard thing to figure….Didn’t at least one of the six hundred guys think about giving up, and joining with the other side? I mean, valley of death that’s pretty salty stuff. That’s why courage it’s tricky. Should you always do what others tell you to do? Sometimes you might not even know why you’re doing something. I mean any fool can have courage. But honor, that’s the real reason for you either do something or you don’t. It’s who you are and maybe who you want to be. If you die trying for something important, then you have both honor and courage, and that’s pretty good. I think that’s what the writer was saying, that you should hope for courage and try for honor.
When Michael hugs Leigh Anne goodbye when he’s off to college, you just can’t help laughing and crying at the same time!! And my oh my, Sandra Bullock has done a great job in this movie! The way she walks, carries herself and I can go on! No wonder she won that many awards for this movie.
So fellas, if you haven’t watched these movies yet, I suggest you do!
Now that you have a little idea about the kind of movies I enjoy, any suggestions?
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