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Movies can make us laugh. Movies can make us feel like a superhero or a super spy. Movies have the power to do so much, but sometimes they can also make us cry. Sometimes the movies are designed to make us shed a tear or two, and other times we just get swept up with the story and the characters that we can’t help but cry when they are victorious or lose a loved one.
So, the question I ask today is: what was the last movie to make you openly cry?
I usually spend the first month of every year bingewatching all of the previous year’s movies I hadn’t seen yet to prepare myself for our annual SAWard nominations. Mass had been on my watchlist ever since I caught the first trailer last year. Let me tell you that I was unprepared for the rawness this movie gave its audience in terms of accepting loss and overcoming grief.
The moment the tears were shed for me was when Martha Plimpton‘s character tells the parents of the shooter that killed their son that she forgives them. She forgives their son. She tells her husband (Jason Isaacs) that she wants to forgive and allow themselves a chance to move past the death. It’s a powerful scene with some strong performances from Plimpton and Isaacs. If you haven’t already seen Mass, I strongly recommend checking it out.
So what about you, screenagers? When was the last time a movie made you cry?
I’ll see you in the trenches.