Thursday, October 25, 2007

Movies that made me cry

You know, I'm tempted to talk about politics on this blog, but I deal with it every single second in the real world, so I'm going to write about something else. Tonight, I'm going to talk about movies that made me cry.

I bring up this topic only because I just finished watching LITTLE MANHATTAN on Star Movies.

I watched it before with Ria at the cinema and I loved it then. Its a cute love story between 11-year olds during their summer vacation in NYC. I'm just a sucker for romantic comedies. Naiyak ako sa part na sure na di sila magkakatuluyan. Naalala ko tuloy yung similar experience ko nung bata pa ako.

Moving away from love stories, this is another film na iniyakan ko. RUDY. As in hagulgul ako sa dulo. Yung hirap na dinanas niya para makamit ang iisang pangarap at makitang makamit niya yun, wow, man, surefire formula for a tearjerker. I was just so happy for sean astin's character when he was finally allowed to play football, I could not help but cry. I highly recommend this movie for those who are depressed. This will inspire you.

eto ang isa pa. UNCOMMON VALOR starring Gene Hackman. He played a father of a vietnam POW. He flew to Vietnam several years after the war to rescue his son. He really believed na buhay pa anak niya at nakakulong pa rin sa isang concentration camp. Ginawa niya ang lahat para makapunta dun. And when he got there and found out na matagal ng patay si junior, I cried buckets. I was so sad. Dahil yun nga bigo siya sa kanyang rescue. Pero more importantly, pinakita niya kung gano niya kamahal anak niya.

Strangely, iniyakan ko to. AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Its not really a movie. Its a documentary on pollution ang global warming. I mean I've watched documentaries before (Bowling for Columbine, Farenheit 9/11 and Sicko), but I didn't bawl over them. Here, naiyak ako. I couldn't believe how fast we were destroying the Earth. Sobrang bilis at sobrang alarming. We really have to wake uo and help each other save the environment.

we started with a love story, so we'll end with one. And an OPM at that. NGAYON NANDITO KA stars Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa as lovebirds who are separated by tadhana (in this film, Cindy Kurleto) only to find each other again and rekindle their romance. As cheesy as pinoy movies gets, but I cried nung nagkabalikan sila. Yes, tito boy, true love does exist!

Anyhoo, there are other films that really pulled a cord and made me cry, but these are the ones I recall at the moment. I feel that watching tearjerker movies is good for you (in moderation) because one is able to release all this pent up emotions one usually keeps inside during his day-to-day affairs. I think its healthy. Unless you regularly cry by yourself or constantly engage in a fighting match with your spouse, parent or kid.

1 comment:

Tisha said...

I really wanna see Rudy--balita ko kahit sinong lalake napapaiyak ng movie na 'to. Haha.