Good heavens! I hope not.
A few movies that strike my sad nerve.
In no particular order... that'd be too challenging besides sad is a broad emotion. There are many kinds of sadness.
Breaking the Waves
- I watched this film maybe a year or so ago and after I watched it I felt horrible with this sick feeling inside me. I dinstinctly remember that I had to call Alicia and talk to her just to feel better after being so involved in the movie and the tragedy. Of course the very last seconds offer a glimpse of hope even if it is slightly cheesy.
Splendor in the Grass
- To me this is the definitive film that deals with teenage love and romance. That time in everyone's life when love is the ultimate end all/be all. When rejection or loss of love equals the loss of God and life. Splendor in the Grass
adresses the issues of coming to age and leaving behind naive ideas of love and the painful transition it can be. It takes place during the Great Depression and stars Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty. Natalie Wood gives probably one of her strongest performances. It's a teenage melodrama staring 20 year olds, but I admit it pulls on the heartstrings.
The Land Before Time
- This movie makes me cry. A year ago I was watching it at Alicia's house and I was trying not to cry in front of her mom. The moment when Little Foot sees a shadow and thinks it's his mother, "Mother! Mother! Mother!" Makes me teary eyed each time. Set of course to that spectacular James Horner score. Probably the best of his career. Knowing what happened to Judith Barsey who voiced Ducky makes the film even more sad. Forget the sequels.
Dinner at Eight
- A great ensemble MGM film set in the Great Depression and made in 1933 during the height of the time period. A great cast including John Barrymore and Jean Harlowe. The film deals with broken relationships, loss of wealth, and suicide in excellent comedic form with a dark underbelly. Barrymore's scene after being evicted from his hotel room is heartbreaking.
That's just a few. There are many more... later...