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23 February 2010

True Confessions [More:]Not long ago I watched the film "Marley and Me." At the end I bawled like a little baby.
I did the same at the end of the book.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 23 February | 14:13
Confess! Confess!
Get it off your chest!
posted by Miko 23 February | 14:19
I cried at the end of Hachiko: A Dog's Story. Marley and Me just made me angry.
posted by arse_hat 23 February | 14:28
I cried while reading Sharon Creech's Love That Dog.

Doesn't anyone have non-crying-about-dogs confessions?
posted by leesh 23 February | 14:45
Oh, I do have a non-dog one. I always said I was gonna go gray with dignity, but I have way too many gray hairs for a 30 year old and it looks terrible w/ my now-long hair. So I'm gonna dye it for a while, till I feel like cutting my hair short again and it won't look so silly.

My confession? I'm vain.
posted by leesh 23 February | 14:46
I cry over sappy commercials. It's a curse.

Shortly after the Best Dog of My Life died, a friend gave me a copy of Marley & Me. It had just come out in hardback and she hadn't read it. I cried and cried through the whole damn thing and although I finished it I can't bring myself to reread it or watch the movie. In retrospect, it wasn't all that great of a book but it got me at a tender time.

Then we got a labrador puppy and realized Marley was an amateur.
posted by jamaro 23 February | 15:00
Once when I was five I took my brother's hockey card collection to school and gave them away to all the little boys. This may or may not have had something to do with the two marriage proposals I received my kindergarten year.
posted by Orange Swan 23 February | 15:01
I cried watching the Temple Grandin movie.
posted by Obscure Reference 23 February | 15:03
I like Shirley Temple movies.

(Mostly for the tap dancing.)
posted by Melismata 23 February | 15:07
I bawled (absolutely sobbed) at the ending of Fried Green Tomatoes, the book. I had seen the movie dozens of times and didn't think the book could affect me so much.
posted by muddgirl 23 February | 15:12
(The real confession: After I spent a whole afternoon sobbing over the ending, I went back and read the last couple chapters again! Because it's such a good-feeling sort of sadness!)
posted by muddgirl 23 February | 15:12
I dance around the kitchen, without pants, singing at the cats, even though the neighbors' front walk passes within inches of my floor to ceiling kitchen window.

(Mom lent me her copy of Marley and Me with the instruction that I not read it to the end. She needn't have warned me and though I laughed at much of the beginning, I stopped well before the end).
posted by crush-onastick 23 February | 16:03
I once cried all through Vacation with Chevy Chase. That was when I decided to see a shrink about depression.
posted by Ardiril 23 February | 16:10
In 5th grade, during recess, I threw the rock that (inadvertently) landed on my friend's head and caused him to be rushed the nurse's office for stitches. Never fessed up, neither.

Tracy, if you're reading this: Mea culpa, dude.
posted by Atom Eyes 23 February | 16:12
If you want your movie to make me cry - and a dog isn't available - just toss in a father-and-son reconciliation scene. It doesn't even matter if your movie is Lost in Space. I'll still deliver the tears on schedule.
posted by Joe Beese 23 February | 16:14
I once sobbed at a Maxwell House commercial, and I definitely teared up for the Temple Grandin movie.
posted by theora55 23 February | 16:25
ER used to make me cry, back in the days when I watched it regularly and the cast was still awesome. Every Thursday night I would be sitting on the couch with a lump in my throat, face streaming with tears as some character faced death or grieved over a lost child or bravely accepted an amputation or gave up a kidney or whatever it was that week, and ask myself "Why am I putting myself through this? This is what I do for entertainment?"
posted by Miko 23 February | 16:38
I was nearing the end of a luke-warm relationship when I happened to catch Wedding Singer on TV. The scene on the airplane just. tore. me. up. I wanted to be in love like that! I bawled at the end of a stupid freakin' Adam Sandler movie. That was sign enough that I needed to break up with P., which I did right after. The next day, the very next day, I was reading online personal ads, and, in a fit of pique, took out a bizarre one.
posted by mrmoonpie 23 February | 16:40
I would like to throw a fit of pique. Have a fit of pique. Be in a fit of pique.

Or witness one. Right now.
posted by rainbaby 23 February | 16:58
It didn't make me cry, though honestly I'd have welcomed it, but Grave of the Fireflies absolutely destroyed me. I stumbled outside after watching it and just sat on the lawn for hours. I was wracked by despair for days afterward. I don't think I've ever been as emotionally affected by a non real event quite like that. Its a beautiful piece of work but I doubt I'll ever watch it again.
posted by kodama 23 February | 17:21
Worst: I teared up watching last week's Real World episode. It's such a trashy crappy show but there was a good moment when the mom of the bi guy apologized to him for asking him to hide part of himself.
posted by rmless2 23 February | 17:32
Before my parents passed away I rarely cried. Since that happened I generally shed tears every day. Sometimes it's just thinking about stuff, sometimes it's things I read or see that might not even be connected to me. I think it's worse after EM was born too.

In other confessions - I've never been on a date. Never been asked for my phone number and done the whole get ready and go out for dinner thing. Pretty much all of my relationships were from hook ups at parties or clubs.
posted by gomichild 23 February | 17:33
I am not sure I've ever cried at movies or books. Only two things seem to do it to me, apart from when I get hit in the nose, but I think that's different:

1) Thinking for any length of time about my dad. He died when I was 13, and lately, I guess I'm coming to terms with the fact that his death DID leave a rather large hole. Huh.

2)I'm not even sure HOW to explain this, but when one of my daughter's teachers emailed me some really nice stuff about her (the teacher's contract was coming to an end - she was a mat leave fill in) I wept like crazy. Then had a hard time keeping it together during BOTH kids parent/teacher interviews. They are both great girls, in their individual ways, and it seems to make me cry. Damned if I can figure out WHY that is.

Oh, I did cry during some movie about a cat and a dog once. Milo and Otis maybe?

oh, and gomi, I don't think I've ever dated either. Makes this whole single in my late thirties thing a little scary.
posted by richat 23 February | 18:17
I cry when the winners have their national anthems played at the Olympics and they watch their flag raised.

I also cry at weddings. And, oh yes, Miko, ER back in the day. That Ray Liotta episode ripped me apart. And the one where Dr Kovac nearly got shot in Africa and started praying and the woman told the soldiers he was a priest and he was spared ... *sniff*
posted by essexjan 23 February | 18:48
I hide candy in certain spots around the house. I don't need to hide it because no one else wants it but it's more fun for me to grab a secret handful and enjoy my private little treat. My hubby is always coming across a box of Lemonheads or a roll of Sweettarts in odd places and he just laughs.
posted by Kangaroo 23 February | 18:57
Years ago I found myself on the couch, racked with sobs over an Adam Sandler movie, 50 First Dates, thinking no one would ever love me so much. That's when I'd discovered how astonishingly bad my pms had gotten. I don't think it's been quite as bad since, now it's barely an issue. Adam Sandler movies must do something to people on some lizard brain level.
posted by ethylene 23 February | 19:32
WTF is a fit of pique?
posted by chewatadistance 23 February | 19:38
Ummmm... Miko? Don't watch Old Yeller.

Just sayin'.
posted by Doohickie 23 February | 20:56
The very notion of Adam Sandler makes me weep. For humanity.
posted by kodama 23 February | 21:02
I am such a sap that every single montage that they played before the Opening Ceremonies started this year at the Olympics made me cry.

Every. Single. One.
posted by TrishaLynn 23 February | 21:31
I cry every time I hear the song "18 Wheels of Love", especially the version they did on Austin City Limits that has the updated story.

"They got married in Dollywood...." ...that's so sweet. And every word of it is true.
posted by BitterOldPunk 23 February | 21:58
i bawled like a baby at the ending of the movie "Savages"(when Laura Linney is back home jogging)
posted by rollick 23 February | 22:38
I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.

Would you believe I pinched a dwarf in Tahoe just to hear him say OW!?
posted by jonmc 23 February | 22:44
Guaranteed to bust me up:

- Songbird, by Fleetwood Mac.
- the movie What Dreams May Come.
- The Long Road, by Eddie Vedder.

- Bridge to Terabithia (I know this is wrong, deeply wrong, but goddam if I can't relate to that poor kid by movie's end.)
- Duncan by Paul Simon.
posted by Lipstick Thespian 23 February | 22:54
LT, how do you feel about Willie Nelson's cover of Songbird? I like it a lot. Doesn't make me cry though.
posted by richat 23 February | 22:55
I love too much.
posted by Eideteker 23 February | 23:09
Marley and Me was playing on the big monitor in the waiting room at the vet hospital when we took our dog there after she become suddenly and seriously ill. I thought that was an odd (and upsetting) choice.

And Miko, I'm with you on the ER thing. I actually had to stop watching it because it upset me so much.
posted by nelvana 24 February | 00:38
I cry every time I read Where the Red Fern Grows and Bridges of Madison County (shut up). I happened to catch the movie (Bridges) on TV earlier this week and had to grab a handful of Kleenex. There are a couple more movies that make me tear up no matter how often I've watched them, but I can't remember the titles at the moment.
posted by deborah 24 February | 00:50
I don't mind my tendency to cry during emotional scenes in television and film, because I can also use it in order to cry whenever necessary when I'm the one on stage. I do, however, mind my tendency to cry when singing beautiful music, because getting literally choked up does unpleasant things to the quality of tone.

My "romantic" life thus far has been a quiet, unmitigated failure. I don't mean just in the sense that I am not currently in a meaningful and satisfying relationship, but that there has been nothing in it of romance or commitment or support for me, despite my having initiated and given as much of these things as felt right at the time. And I'll leave it at that, because if I let myself continue, I'm not sure where I'd stop, and no one gives that much of a fuck.
posted by notquitemaryann 24 February | 01:37
There are three songs that are guaranteed to reduce me to tears very quickly.

1. Alanis Morissette: Thank You
2. Pink Floyd: Comfortably Numb
3. The Beatles: She Said She Said

It's pretty much only these three songs. Other songs can make me teary-eyed, but these are the three that, if I'm not prepared for them, will have me, um, "unabashedly bawling my eyes out."
posted by treepour 24 February | 02:32
I, uh, cry whenever I hear Elton John's "Daniel". (I cry a lot during movies and sometimes whilst reading books, but I'm not really embarrassed about that. "Daniel" I'm embarrassed about.)
posted by Specklet 24 February | 04:35
Oh, the Beatles' "She's Leaving Home" makes me cry.
posted by Miko 24 February | 09:29
The Visa "Go World" ad campaign makes me cry, especially the one with Dan Jansen.
posted by msali 24 February | 09:52
I read the Daily Mail celebrity section every day and I can tell you what the celebrities/royals/etc are up to.
posted by By the Grace of God 24 February | 10:16
I cry everytime I hear Fairytale of New York.
I have cried over video games. (shut up)
If it is the right (well, wrong) time of the month I will cry at everything from tv commercials to conversations I overhear in the grocery store. I've got issues, I know. But I come from a long line of sobbing hysterical people.
posted by kellydamnit 24 February | 10:30
I cried watching the Temple Grandin movie.

Good lord, I cried just watching the trailer.

*goes to Netflix, saves*
posted by lysdexic 24 February | 11:11
I weep for the future of mankind. Well, not weep so much as chortle grotesquely to myself as I scurry around perfecting my evil plans. Salivate, I guess, is the word I was looking for. I salivate for the future of mankind. Yeah - that's it. Salivate.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson 24 February | 11:12
Oh, IRFH, I love you.
posted by Specklet 24 February | 13:21
I watched Marley and Me, and at the end I cringed.

Actually, I started cringing a long time before that, but I held the cringe in.
posted by dhartung 24 February | 15:06
... I'll leave it at that, because if I let myself continue, I'm not sure where I'd stop, and no one gives that much of a fuck.
People here do, even if nobody else does.

I grew up watching M*A*S*H every afternoon after school. Now, I'm not one to display emotion, but I cried like a baby at the end of 'Goodbye, Farewell, Amen' when I first watched it and every time since. Which is dumb, I know.

I don't think I have ever been on what would be considered a date, either. I've only ever asked maybe two or three times and got turned down.
posted by dg 24 February | 16:38
You know, dating was such a non-thing when I was in high school and college and for a while thereafter. It was like this retro concept that maybe your older cousins did. In the 80s and 90s you just "talked" and "hung out" and "hooked up" until you were a "thing," until you were "together." Dating, as such, was not widely practiced, at least in my neck of the woods.

It was odd to see dating start to re-happen in the mid- to late-90s. It was like the idea of a formal structure around romantic relationships came back into style along with the Gap swing-dancing khakis. And for those of us who had absolutely no experience with it, it was weird.

It still is. I've had a few periods of being on the dating market in my 30s and it was quite difficult, since we really had no schema to draw from, and it was like all of us were learning dating in just the same way we should have/would have in our early teens, if that had been something that people even did in the years 1984-1996 or so. But they didn't - so we were stuck in this uncomfortable adult version of awkward adolescence.
posted by Miko 24 February | 22:54
I cried at the final episode of ER, because I love love love the first eight or so seasons, and it was just so sad to watch it all end (despite the fact that it was practically euthanasia at that point).

I love listening to cheesy, terrible, and/or misogynistic top 40 when I'm driving. Windows down, volume up.
posted by unsurprising 25 February | 02:36
What Miko said about dating.

Also, I cried last weekend when I was driving around doing errands and put on the radio and heard there was Garrison Keillor doing parody lyrics to "The Water Is Wide" about, of all things, the first hint of a thaw in Minnesota.
posted by tangerine 25 February | 15:38
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