I think I may be some kind of masochist, but I’m becoming addicted to watching sad films. And this isn’t the first time. At one point, I remember spending 3 days on the sofa at home watch the Titanic DVD. “3 days?” I hear you ask, “I know its long but 3 DAYS?” The reason it took me 3 days to watch is because I had to break it into 3 parts because it was absolutely emotionally draining. Feel free to mock me.
I must be a sucker for punishment, but there’s something about settling down on the sofa with Ted, wrapped in a blanket and watching some weepy film. I’m a weeper anyway, I’m one of those overly emotional women folk who can cry at a McDonalds advert – heck I even have a bit of a weep watching Keep Up With The Kardashians, so it doesn’t take too much to start off the waterworks.
The most horrific and torturous film I even put myself through watching was The Green Mile – for some unbeknown (mental) reason, I’ve watched it twice (because the first time wasn’t quite horrific enough apparently). I bought The Green Mile to watch on Valentines Day, alone, under the illusion that THINGS COULD BE WORSE. During the final scenes of that film I was lay under my blanket, my eyes more pillow faced than Sharon Osborne post surgery, and the noise that escaped my trembling lip was nothing short of an animalistic wail.
Last week I must have broke my own personal record however by settling down to watch not 1, not 2, but 3 weepy films One Day (really sad – but equally as inspring as it is sad), One Day (shockingly sad) and Never Let Me Go (absolutely and completely horrificly sad). On the “waaaaah!” factor, never Let Me Go makes me cry those quiet tears that just won’t stop and you don’t even bother to wipe them away because they just keep flowing.
Because I’m that much of a masochist, I’m asking for your recommendations – what are the weepy films that you love? I’m talking The Notebook style sadness, love stories that wind up with somebody dying or something…
Just don’t suggest Marley & Me. The thought of a dog dying is far too much for me to handle.