Monday, February 27, 2012



Since the Academy Awards were presented last night, I think it's appropriate to ask a question about movies.

So, this week's What? Monday question is

What movies make you cry?

Two come to my mind immediately. First, Terms of Endearment. I don't even have to see the entire movie. If I happen to turn on the TV and this movie is on and Debra Winger's character opens her eyes for a moment, gives her mom a little smile, and dies,


Gets me every time.

Second, Forrest Gump. Jennnnnaaaaaay!

Forrest Gump: You died on a Saturday morning. And I had you placed here under our tree. And I had that house of your father's bulldozed to the ground. Momma always said dyin' was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn't. Little Forrest, he's doing just fine. About to start school again soon. I make his breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. I make sure he combs his hair and brushes his teeth every day. Teaching him how to play ping-pong. He's really good. We fish a lot. And every night, we read a book. He's so smart, Jenny. You'd be so proud of him. I am. He, uh, wrote a letter, and he says I can't read it. I'm not supposed to, so I'll just leave it here for you. Jenny, I don't know if Momma was right or if, if it's Lieutenant Dan. I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happening at the same time. I miss you, Jenny. If there's anything you need, I won't be far away. 

These two movies get me every single time.

Now how about you?

What movies make you cry?

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

Please be sure to join us on Thursday for the latest entry 

in the What is love? What is intimacy? guest post series.

Maxwell of Misanthropy Chronicles will be here to answer 

my questions. I think you'll be surprised at what our

favorite misanthrope has to say. 

Also, today is the last day to vote in my poll, located to the 

right of this post. You have three choices. I want to know 

what you think I should write next, in addition to my blog. 

So far, your apathy concerns me. It's easy to vote right 

here on my blog. What are you going to do when the next

presidential election comes along and you have to wait in 

line to vote?


  1. Yes Forrest Gump is a sad movie. I dont think I have seen the other one. I hate sad movies as it lingers in me for weeks. So I avoid them. Thanks for the lovely compliment you left for me in my blog.

  2. I vote by mail, but I DID vote here on your post. In answer to your question, "Terms of Endearment" &, from many years ago, "Old Yeller"!

  3. Nobodies voted in my poll either - even though the future of the uk depends on it.

    Ice Age, the first one, when they give the baby back.
    First time I watched it I was babysitting my sisters kids, my nephew spotted I was crying and found it hilarious.

    Three years later and still, if I am round there he says "shall we watch Ice Age".

  4. fishducky, Oh, Old Yeller is sooooo sad. Anything about a dog gets me every time.

    Your Majesty, I have to IMDB Nights in Rodanthe. I'm sure I'm seen it, but I can't remember it.

    PAPS, Sad movies bring us down, don't they? But sometimes I like a good cry.

  5. Jane, I don't remember you having a poll. Is it still up? If it is, then I will visit and vote because you know how concerned I am about the UK especially if it's against Frenchmen, or at least one Frenchman. Nobody puts Baby in a corner, or pushes her down on a bed. I don't think I've seen Ice Age, but I'm sure anything involving a baby would make me cry. Especially if it's a dirty diaper.

  6. Dear Janie,
    When you printed those words that Tom Hanks said toward the end of "Forrest Gump," I could feel a lump in my throat. Those words are so poignant and so filled with hope. Thank you for sharing them.


  7. Dear Dee, That's why I cry every time Jenny dies -- the power of words.

  8. Clearly, I spontaneously cry at anything these days. lol

    For me, any animal movie (Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, Marley & Me, etc), which is why I never watch them (once was enough).

    In addition to the ones you listed: Sleepless in Seattle, Titanic, An Affair to Remember, You've Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part I and II, How To Train Your Dragon...and a partridge in a pear tree--so basically anything with a heartfelt story, lovable characters, happy ending, sad ending.

    Daytona 500 is now--I'm so on edge! lol

  9. Frisky, I appreciate a cryer. Then I'm not alone.

  10. How could I have forgotten "An Affair to Remember"? "If you can paint, I can walk..."

  11. I cry at all love stories. Jerry Mcguire, Ghost, Prestty Woman. Have I told you lately that I have voted :)

  12. fishducky, No, you can paint. I can walk. Actually, that movie gets me too.

    oceangirl, Love stories are sweet.


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