Hey, fellas … or is it “fellows”? I think I’ll stick with “fellas”.
I actually go to our county library to check out movies, because they are less inexpensive (FREE ! !). Call me old-fashioned / a bit eccentric. No problem. Several months ago, my wife and I agreed that “R” movies were not an option, with some exceptions. “Argo” / Ben Affleck is a good example of an exception: great movie.
Here’s my point, about choosing wisely. Some guys are courageous, and they will watch a movie with their wife / girlfriend that has a … “tough” … ending. And what does “tough ending” mean? Well, I mean that the movie taps an emotional response, of sadness / tears. I applaud those guys. I am not one of them. I avoid those movies like a plague. But … every once in a while … one of those heart-grabbers sneaks by.
Tonight we watched a movie called “A Little Bit of Heaven”. WHAT WAS I THINKING ?
Excellent movie, as far as acting and plot. But you learn early on that the protagonist (Kate Hudson) has a terminal illness. So, if you want to watch this movie, I have not spoiled it for you. But, I had to really concentrate to keep my eyes tearless. Somehow, I was able to pull it off. I just left for my office as soon as the movie was over with and starting blogging. Again: I think this was an excellent movie. But if you watch it guys, just be ready.
I wonder if there is a website for guys to find out what movies have the potential to make a man cry. Does anybody know? I’ve fumbled with these kinds of movies before:
- The Notebook (wife convinced me to watch it …. OOOOOH!)
- Shadow Lands
- When a Man Loves a Woman
Then, of course, there was “Old Yeller”. I saw that when I was a kid. I think that was one of the bigger mistakes I’ve made. Such movies that can possibly make a man cry cause me to appreciate movies like:
- Bourne Identity
- Mission Impossible
- The Italian Job
YES. THAT’s what I’m talking about.