Happy Oscar Day everyone!! I’m so excited to watch the awards ceremony tonight. Really looking forward to it.
I wrote a blog entry not too long ago about The Polar Express. Even though it is a Christmas movie, I feel like it is more than appropriate now to share it with you all.
For one reason, it was nominated for an Oscar for the song Believe, sung by Josh Groban. Secondly, it does take place in the winter time and it is winter in this part of the world. And last, I watch Christmas movies all year long!
So it all works out!
Hope you enjoy!
You know the drill. You’re watching a really sad movie with all your friends or perhaps your family. All of a sudden, your eyes get droopy and heavy. You make sure not to look over at your friends because if they see you crying, it would be embarrassing. You keep thinking to yourself, I’m not going to cry, I’m not going to cry. Your fingers get all wet from wiping the salty tears away. You start sniffling. It’s happened. There’s no turning back. You’re flat out crying.
How many times has this happened to you? To be completely honest with you all, it doesn’t happen all that much to me. Well, ok. I guess I should come clean. It happens more than I’m letting on. Les Mis, My Girl, The Descendants, and of course, Steel Magnolias. These movies (and quite a few more) make me a weepy mess.
But there’s one movie in particular that I watch at Christmastime. And it gets me. Oh, it gets me everytime. This movie is The Polar Express. Now, I do realize this is a children’s movie and may not count as a tear jerker. But whenever it is on television, I do always find myself searching for the nearest kleenex because the tears can’t seem to stop running.
Discussion after discussion with friends and family has led me to believe that many many people have the same reaction. So clearly, I am not alone.
But have you ever wondered why it makes people (including me) so emotional? Why do the tears start flowing everytime?
Perhaps one theory is that the fun loving innocence we had as a child, seems to have disappeared. Or that we only wish we were young enough to hear that beautiful silver bell that only certain children can hear. Maybe it’s the mixture of the music and beautiful artistry.
At any rate, are there any movies that make you so sad that you need to reach for the nearest kleenex? As always, I can’t wait to hear!