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Buzz In: What "Tearjerkers" Have Failed to Jerk Your Tears?

Buzz In: What "Tearjerkers" Have Failed to Jerk Your Tears?

Having read Jodi Picoult's novel My Sister's Keeper, I am going to see the movie this week fully prepared to leave with puffy eyes and a fistful of soggy tissues. But then again, what if I don't cry?

Have you ever anticipated crying at a "tearjerker" movie so much that you aren't moved at all? I had about six people tell me I would "bawl my eyes out" at A Walk to Remember, but that movie left me cold and most certainly dry-eyed. And a friend of mine told me that the first time she watched Beaches, it didn't affect her at all — perhaps because she'd had so many people assure her of her future weepy reaction to it.

Have you ever watched a supposed tearjerker and failed to see what all the fuss was about (literally)?

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popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
Thought The Notebook was lame-o. And Gena Rowlands pisses me off, so I was happy to watch her die.
sham28 sham28 8 years
Slumdog Millionaire was supposed to devastate me. I defnitely cried a bit, but not more than I do during ASPCA commercials that are just a slideshow of sad cats and dogs.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
A Walk to Remember was the only one and that's because the book was so great compared to the movie that I was just glad for it to be over. Honestly I'll cry about almost anything. Every time I watch West Side Story- tears
jessy777 jessy777 8 years
I am not a movie crier. Things like Titanic or A Walk to Remember didn't make me shed a tear and I have no interest in The Notebook. I can say that Armageddon makes me cry. I can't explain it and have been made fun of for it but it does it to me every time. I also cried at the Family Stone because it had to do with families and mothers specifically.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Titanic, I actually laughed in parts I shouldn't have. :oops:
closetrebels closetrebels 8 years
The Notebook; I only cried a teensy bit and not at the ending even, but I think everyone telling me "OMG YOU'RE GOING TO DROWN YOURSELF IN TEARS" was a bit of a of an anticlimax. Also, Seven Pounds.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I can't believe so many people were stoic during A Walk to Remember. I really like that movie (I don't think it's a masterpiece or anything but it's a cute chick flick) and I shed a tear a few times during that movie, especially when Landon cries and thanks his father for paying for Jamie's healthcare as "Dare you to Move" plays in the background. I don't remember crying when I first saw Titanic or Ghost, but I would probably cry if I saw them now. I get emotional at commercials, movie trailers, etc. Depending on what is being advertised of course ;)
nessa17 nessa17 8 years
I never really cried for The Notebook.
cg130 cg130 8 years
I really like The Notebook, but it never makes me cry...all my friends think I'm weird.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
I am a crybaby when it comes to movies no matter how many times I watch and its always on cue the same scenes.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
It takes a lot for me to be moved to tears for some reason. I'm not a cold person - I just have to be touched in the right way I suppose.The ASPCA commercial I can't even watch anymore I just turn the station and I have never owned a pet due to mom's allergies. Offhand I cant think of any movis that made me cry - although the scene in Will Smith's "I Am Legend" when he has to strangle the dog...yeah I broke down. Otherwise it has been a while.
mediaddict000 mediaddict000 8 years
Steel Magnolias and The Notebook... And Titanic, though I do get a bit misty eyed.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
Walk to Remember was too cheesy to be a tearjerker...
tepiza tepiza 8 years
The Notebook and Love Actually - overhyped and overly sappy. Also didn't care for Changeling, Ben Button, and Atonement.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 8 years
kea, in case you aren't kidding, the marley and me film takes place during many years. FYI: Dogs don't live as long as humans.
rdevay rdevay 8 years
I had a friend tell me I would cry in Stepmom because my parents are divorced and she felt like I could relate to the characters in the movie, but when I saw it, I sort of hated it and got more angry than sad.
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 8 years
The only movies I've cried at are Changeling, The Sea Inside, and The Fall..but I've cried watching tons of TV and reading books..
kea718 kea718 8 years
the dog DIES in Marley and Me?? WTF!!!! That's horrible and now I know I will NEVER watch that movie (even though I wasn't planning on it anyway). I'm with all of u who cry during the ASPCA ads.... I have to change the channel or leave the room. The Notebook didn't make me cry. I thought it was pure horse manure. The only redeeming quality to that crap fest was Ryan Gosling (HAAWWWTTT!). Almost all movies make me cry though.... Even movies that aren't even sad. I mean c'mon, I cried in Cape Fear after the dog died.... I'm a big baby
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
hahaha, i think all of these made me cry. A walk to remember was just so terrible, i really only cried b/c of the book. ANYTHING with a dog makes me cry....aspca commercials (i can't watch them either tlsgirl!!), lady and the tramp (when i thought Trusty was dying)....i refuse to watch Marley and Me b/c my childhood dog just died 2 wks ago!
bleached bleached 8 years
Titanic. I refused to watch Marley and Me because my dog was dying when the movie came out so I couldn't tell you if I cried.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
tls! hahaha - "makes me a little stabby." that is hilarious
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
See I was the opposite for A Walk to Remember--I went into thinking it was a comedy (I had not read the book, and the previews showed all the "funny" or high school scenes) Well I had NO idea it was going to be so sad, so I left sobbing! I was not prepared for it at all. Same with The Family Stone, I thought it was a comedy as well (all the previews showed the funny scenes) and it was so depressing--def. took me off guard as well!! I'm with a lot of those above about the Notebook-- I was not that moved the first time I saw it, but now I love it (I just really thought the ending was so terrible the first time!)
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 8 years
Marley and Me, and Titanic. Sorry, but how can you not know what's going to happen?
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