I went to see Harry Potter 7.2 tonight and to say that I cried a lot of tears is to say that Niagara Falls drops a lot of water. It was a wet-land preserve in that theater. Algae started to form in the pools around my feet. A loon swooped down and snagged a fish. Some guy was offering air-boat tours. You get the picture. There was a point in it when I was nearly in convulsions attempting to contain the sobbing and howling and renting of clothes. At the end of it Lindsay, Katie and I all agreed that we can't remember a time of such sustained crying.
What I'm saying is: I loved every bit of the movie and can't wait to put myself through all of that again.
After we had taken several very deep breaths and began the discussion part of the evening we tried to think of where this would fall in the Pantheon of Movies That Make Us Weep. For me it is pretty high up there. Most movies just contain a scene or two: when Shelby dies in Steel Magnolias, when Matthew dies in Anne of Green Gables, the attic scene in Shadowlands, the end of Million Dollar Baby. But I could basically add the entire last hour of this movie to the list. Naturally my sentiment for the entire series and my inclination to cry at everything makes me more weepy than the average girl but I was not exaggerating about those convulsions. (It was Snape, by the way. Sweet Land of Liberty! That part did me in.) Incidentally, we were shocked at the lack of sniffling we heard. Were we the only ones losing it? Can people really make it through this film and not shed a single tear?
Questions: Do you cry at movies or do you not have a soul? And also, what movie would you add to the list. Do not say Twilight.