A reddit post had me thinking about movies that made me emotional. I love movies, I get deep into movies, but they have never made me cry as an adult.
Like many people, I get tears in my eyes especially at the big reveal in “Up” or in shows like “Breaking Bad” or “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” I just don’t cry.
I’d have to go back to when I was a kid to remember the last time I cried in the theater. The first movie I remember seeing in the theater as a child was a toss up between “Pocahontas” or “The Lion King.” I don’t believe I cried in “The Lion King,” at least not reported to me by my parents.
It wasn’t until the confusing age of 8, in the year 2000, that I cried in a film so hard that I had to be physically removed from the theater. That film was “My Dog Skip.”
I couldn’t tell you a thing about the movie, except my assumption of how it ends. It wasn’t very memorable, then again it doesn’t help that I spent a good portion of the film out in the lobby.
I am constantly emotionally moved by films and film-making. Moved to tears by the great ones. But when the question arises I have to go back 16 years to an embarrassing moment in my life.