TFiOS or a well of tears

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Yesterday I went to see The Fault In Our Stars film with a Twitter friend. All you could hear in the cinema was the two of us trying to breathe through our tears. It was pretty embarrassing. I had to wear sunglasses when I left the cinema to hide my red, puffy eyes.

Why do we enjoy films and books that make us cry? Maybe it’s cathartic somehow or maybe we just enjoy being moved by a story, maybe it’s having a shared experience of emotion or maybe we just like to torture ourselves (!)

I expected to shed a tear but I was surprised by just how many I shed especially having read the book and knowing what was going to happen. Somehow knowing the outcome made it worse as moments were more poignant the second time around.

I really loved the film and felt it was true to the book although I left emotionally drained! Sometimes you just want to watch a film that makes you cry and I already know this one will be my weepie go-to for quite some time.

This basically sums up my feelings about it :)

NewGirl-Jess-crying

Whilst I recover from my traumatic experience, I’d like to know what films have made you cry.

Victoria

Xoxo

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  1. Les Miserables. When Anne Hathaway sang “I Dreamed a Dream,” tears were streaming down my face (I think I was quiet about it…). I didn’t cry for the rest (well, yeah, maybe a little during “On My Own”), but then I started bawling when Fantine comes back at the end.

    I’ve been a little concerned that the next time I see Anne Hathaway in a movie I’ll start crying by reflex — which will be embarrassing if it’s a comedy.

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  2. I agree – I think seeing and hearing and sensing deepens experience: “I expected to shed a tear but I was surprised by just how many I shed especially having read the book and knowing what was going to happen. Somehow knowing the outcome made it worse as moments were more poignant the second time around.” I loved this movie

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  3. Just finished the book last night and went to see the movie. They did do a great job of adapting it and both my fiance and I cried. He said he hadn’t cried in a movie since Braveheart. It was such a good story. I loved the characters.

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