I mentioned in an earlier post that as I was watching “Miss Saigon” in London, when it came to the heart-wrenching part where she had to say goodbye to her son, the dam burst!!! Gosh! My tears fell like rain…and probably, at the time, I had been away from my little girl back home for quite a while. But anyway, do you cry at movies?
The guys would probably deny ever doing a thing like that…but many, many years ago, when I was much younger, of course, I went to see a movie with a group of friends – a mixed group of both sexes. During the touching scenes, there was stone cold silence…and you probably can guess why! Then all of a sudden, one of the guys sniffed…and everyone broke down, crying and laughing at the same time. Now which movie was that?
The touching scene was when the boxer-father was fatally injured in the fight to win the prize money so he could retain custody of his son, and the boy was crying piteously beside his lifeless body saying, “Wake up, daddy! It’s time to go home…Get up, daddy!!! Let’s go home daddy!!!Now, you go and get a copy and watch…then you tell me whether you cry or not!!! That was a Franco Zeffirelli’s production with little Ricky Schroder. Big names, excellent tearjerker-movie…but it lost out at the Oscars to “Kramer VS Kramer” which had almost the same story line but I think I prefer “The Champ”. Jon Voight’s the estranged father of Kuih Lipeng lips, Angelina Jolie, right?
Another movie that brought tears to my eyes was the Bollywood hit, “Khabi Khushi Kabhi Gham”…in particular, the father-son conflict.
Anybody saw this movie? I bet many of the ladies did, considering that they had TWO Bollywood hunks in it to make all of them go weak in the knees…or THREE, if you want to include the ageing one!!! LOL!!! I always call him Ami tak Belacan (Translation: Ah Mi steps on belacan). And another movie that I saw, with the father-son conflict, was…
There may be some sad, touching romantic scenes…but I only remember being moved by the scenes depicting the conflict between the son (Jericho Rosales) and his stubborn father. Gee! The father character in Khabi Khushi Kabhi Gham was stubborn too! Are all fathers so stubborn???
I also found the Hallmark movie, “Tuesdays with Morrie” starring Jack Lemmon very emotional. Ah well…say what you want! Despite the gigantic, rough exterior, I do have a soft heart indeed inside – so gentle, so kind, so charitable….and what do you mean “Ewek! Ewek!!!”?? LOL!!!….. Anyway, to get back to what we’re talking about, there are a number of movies that I find most memorable but I think I’ll leave that to another post. In the meantime, have you ever seen a movie that brought tears to your eyes? Do post a comment and share that with the rest of us…..