We walk into comedies in the hopes that our ribs would be sufficiently tickled and our sides sufficiently split. In the hopes that we would be entertained far from our dreary lives, comedies are there to tell us jokes, make us giggle and spit out our overpriced coke on the person in front of us. What we don’t expect is for comedies to tear our souls out, crush our spirits and make us cry for moments of epic joy or epic sadness. The kind of comedy where it is all fun and games and then bam,it punches us right in the feels.
Sister Act 2
Ok, so Sister Act 2 isn’t as good as the original but it sure has some funny moments and great songs. But what Sister Act 2 is a lot of heart; too much actually. So when it comes for them to perform at the final show, not only are they good but they do it with flare and everyone loves it, including disapproving mothers. If you haven’t been ruined by sob stories and underdogs by reality television, then you’ll have teary eyes the moment Lauren Hill kicks off their final performance. And you’ll be sobbing at her mother’s pride.
Tootsie is full of some heart wrenching stuff that would make any softy blub. Mainly because a lot of the stuff is on spot and some of it is accurate. Dorothy goes through a lot, from scripts demanding she kiss actors she doesn’t want and scenarios she doesn’t want. All that whilst battling the advances from the male co-stars as well as someone who takes it too far. This all being well and good but Tootsie really becomes tearful when Michael reveals himself and makes amends with Julie, his female co-star.
And with added sob, watch Dustin Hoffman’s teary interview about the film...
The teary bit of this movie doesn’t come at the end but in fact three quarters of a way through. It is right at the time where Sarris has captured all the Thermians, killing a lot of them and torturing the rest. Leader of the Thermians, Mathesar, is wounded but Sarris isn’t done yet. Intelligent enough to know the different between reality and shows, Sarris gets lead actor Jason (Allen) to tell Mathesar that it is all a lie, for entertainment.
It’s like someone filmed the exact moment where your parents told you Father Christmas wasn’t real. Soul crushing.
The Full Monty
Who would have thought that a movie about naked men would make you cry? And I don’t mean crying at their naked bodies either. The Full Monty packs in one of the most sentimental moments of all time. Dave, the larger friend of Gary, comes home one night to find his wife crying. Being self-conscious about his weight and how people sees him, Dave has kept his stripping secret from his wife, Jean. When she finds his leather thong, she believes he is having an affair. In a heated argument, Dave confesses his extra circular activities and his own shame and self-loathing at his teddy bear frame. In a completely moving moment, Jean kisses him and accepts him as he is.
“Who wants to watch me take my kit off?”
“Me. That’s who.”
The World's End
As mentioned before, The World’s End is a fast paced, energetic and joke filled movie that will have you laughing at every turn. This is all well and good until it hits you with some hard hitting emotion. Tensions finally spill over between Gary and his ex-best friend Andy in the midst of the alien battle. Asking why completing the golden mile is so important to Gary, Andy finds out that not only is his old friend miserable but has recently tried to take his life. This completely shocking moment and revelation is pulled off by Simon Pegg’s impressive acting skills in the broken Gary. It is a teary and sad moment of humanity.
It breaks me everytime...
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What movies made you cry instead of smile?
What pummeled you in the hearts with emotions?
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