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The Last Movie That Made Me Cry

5 May


Recently I was asked to fill out one of those surveys. You know the ones.

“What is the most played song on your iPod?” Joey Ramone, What a Wonderful World.

“Who would you kill/make out/marry?” Pitt, Depp, Gosling.

“What was the last movie that made you cry?” The Way We Were.

I said The Way We Were was the last movie that made me cry more out of habit than anything. In actuality, the last movie that made me cry was Jerry Maguire, but this is not the time nor the place to discuss why spontaneous proposals slay me.

Back to Hubbell.

Wait, first, “You complete me.” “You had me at hello.” “You want my soul or something.” “Why not? I deserve it!”

Now back to Hubbell.

The reason I put The Way We Were on this survey and the reason it will always and forever will win the “what was the last movie that made you cry” question is because I didn’t just CRY when watching The Way We Were. No, the first time I saw this movie I curled up in a ball and sobbed.

We’re talking tears.

Body shakes.

Loss of faith in humanity.

Should I be admitting this on a public forum?

For those of you who haven’t seen The Way We Were, go ahead and feel out this quote and see how you handle it. If you’re inconsolable by the end, probably don’t watch the movie. Trust me.

Katie: I don’t have the right style for you do I?
Hubbell: No you don’t have the right style.
Katie: I’ll change.
Hubbell: No, don’t change. You’re your own girl, you have your own style.
Katie: But then I won’t have you. Why can’t I have you?
Hubbell: Because you push too hard, every damn minute. There’s no time to ever relax and enjoy living. Everything is too serious to be so serious.
Katie: If I push too hard it’s because I want things to be better, I want us to be better, I want you to be better. Sure I make waves, I mean you have to. And I’ll keep making them till your everything you should be and will be. You’ll never find anyone as good for you as I am, to believe in you as much as I do or to love you as much.
Hubbell: I know that.
Katie: Well then why?
Hubbell: Do you think if I come back its going to be okay by magic? What’s going to change? What’s going to be different? We’ll both be wrong, we’ll both lose.
Katie: Couldn’t we both win?

And now I ask you the very serious question, what was the movie that made you cry the most and why?

If you don’t want to get into the why I completely understand.

PS: I’ve changed my mind. MARRY DEPP. MARRY DEPP.

PPS: “Your girl is lovely, Hubbell.” Sorry, it just felt weird to have a post about The Way We Were and not say that.

PPPS: MARRY GOSLING. MARRY GOSLING. Ugh. This is too much pressure.


6 Apr


Please tell me I’m not the only one who got emotional about this.

We Need The Eggs

9 Mar


I thought of that old joke, y’know, the, this… this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, “Doc, uh, my brother’s crazy; he thinks he’s a chicken.” And, uh, the doctor says, “Well, why don’t you turn him in?” The guy says, “I would, but I need the eggs.” Well, I guess that’s pretty much now how I feel about relationships; y’know, they’re totally irrational, and crazy, and absurd, and… but, uh, I guess we keep goin’ through it because, uh, most of us… need the eggs.

–Woody Allen