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