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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 10:09:23 AM   
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With The Girl Who Waited, am I the only one who didn't really care? I just didn't get the dilemma

SPOILERS FOR THE GIRL WHO WAITED

One of them Rory loved and had grown up with. One of them was a much older version he didn't really know. I get that he's a nurse and very caring, but it was an Amy he didn't know against the one he loved.



I didn't see it that way. For one thing, older Amy was still disturbingly close to 'real' Amy - I think it's completely plausible that Rory still saw her as the woman he loved.

But the real dilemma for me was something much simpler - older Amy wanted to live, but had to accept that she couldn't. That's what I found moving about the episode.



Yeah - that was what got me.

And the fact that older Amy still hadn't given up on Rory - she still loved him, despite being stuck in that place for so long.


My problem is that I don't think she's a good enough actress to sell it.



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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 10:33:07 AM   
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2. Never Let Me Go – Tommy’s Outburst.
 

After trying for so long to defer their ‘donation’ by proving to their former teachers through art and relationships that clones can love and therefore have a soul, Tommy and Kathy discover there is no such thing, and they will still be used for donation and die once they ‘complete.’ Billy has been a fairly subdued chap throughout the film so far so to see him completely lose it in such a devastating fashion is very very affecting. Andrew Garfield sells the pain and anger and frustration so well before the tears come (his, not mine. Mine have already arrived), and the resigned to his fate face he has in the next scene, laying on the hospital bed for what will be his final donation, makes it so much worse.


Yeah this pretty much broke me. I thought at the time it was because of personal things that were going on in my life not that the film was actually good and was doing a good job of getting me emotional. Reading this now, perhaps it was actually the latter.

Either way, I probably won't watch it ever again.


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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 10:49:24 AM   
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With The Girl Who Waited, am I the only one who didn't really care? I just didn't get the dilemma

SPOILERS FOR THE GIRL WHO WAITED

One of them Rory loved and had grown up with. One of them was a much older version he didn't really know. I get that he's a nurse and very caring, but it was an Amy he didn't know against the one he loved.



I didn't see it that way. For one thing, older Amy was still disturbingly close to 'real' Amy - I think it's completely plausible that Rory still saw her as the woman he loved.




Yeah, but with 100 years of aging. Once he knows real Amy is still around then surely it'd be a case of "Piss off, granny"?



Who knows what floats Rory's boat?


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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 10:56:21 AM   
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With The Girl Who Waited, am I the only one who didn't really care? I just didn't get the dilemma

SPOILERS FOR THE GIRL WHO WAITED

One of them Rory loved and had grown up with. One of them was a much older version he didn't really know. I get that he's a nurse and very caring, but it was an Amy he didn't know against the one he loved.



I didn't see it that way. For one thing, older Amy was still disturbingly close to 'real' Amy - I think it's completely plausible that Rory still saw her as the woman he loved.




Yeah, but with 100 years of aging. Once he knows real Amy is still around then surely it'd be a case of "Piss off, granny"?



Who knows what floats Rory's boat?



Stagnant Pond water?

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 12:15:15 PM   
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Who knows what floats Rory's boat?



Stagnant Pond water?


Pond scum? (Sorry)

Anyway,

4. A Shared Moment, Chasing Amy
 

 
This is a film I love, and I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but my favourite moment is this little wordless exchange between Banky (not a tracer) and Holden. A little callback to an earlier conversation; it lets the viewer know that even though they'll probably not ever be friends again after what happened, they're both happy that the other has moved on with their respective lives. And Banky's little 'she's over there' nod is just lovely as well.

5. Do It For Her
 


Yeah...destroys me. And I don't even have kids. No doubt it'll do even more damage when I do. This one had me holding back the tears (as I was in a room with some ui mates the first time I saw it) until I was alone and then I gurned like a baby.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 12:19:23 PM   
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I must be made of stone because Never Let Me Go completely failed to engage me on any level.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 12:19:31 PM   
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Great choice with that Simpsons episode.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 12:34:10 PM   
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Can the Simpsons ever be a great choice?

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 12:40:29 PM   
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Can the Simpsons ever be a great choice?


You've not watched a SINGLE episode outside of the FIRST season of The Simpsons and make a comment like that. Wow. Just wow.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 1:09:15 PM   
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5. Do It For Her
 


Yeah...destroys me. And I don't even have kids. No doubt it'll do even more damage when I do. This one had me holding back the tears (as I was in a room with some ui mates the first time I saw it) until I was alone and then I gurned like a baby.


Great pick.

Also,

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Can the Simpsons ever be a great choice?


That's so Gimli!

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 2:12:58 PM   
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Yeah, that Simpsons episode is a heartbreaker.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 2:46:51 PM   
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5. Do It For Her
 


Yeah...destroys me. And I don't even have kids. No doubt it'll do even more damage when I do. This one had me holding back the tears (as I was in a room with some ui mates the first time I saw it) until I was alone and then I gurned like a baby.


Yep.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 6:53:27 PM   
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Can the Simpsons ever be a great choice?


You've not watched a SINGLE episode outside of the FIRST season of The Simpsons and make a comment like that. Wow. Just wow.


It was in jest you know!

And I've seen most of S2. The Raven segment of Treehouse of Horror is brilliant.


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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 7:31:47 PM   
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The Toy Story scene is great but my biggest Pixar tearjerkering moments are Sulley saying goodbye to Boo and Spencer Tracey looking through his wife's scrapbook in Up (that one had at least three good welling up moments. I had a really sore throat after that movie).

The biggest one from The Simpsons is when Homer talks to Bart and Lisa before his heart operation.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 31/8/2012 7:54:54 PM   
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Can the Simpsons ever be a great choice?


You've not watched a SINGLE episode outside of the FIRST season of The Simpsons and make a comment like that. Wow. Just wow.


It was in jest you know!

And I've seen most of S2. The Raven segment of Treehouse of Horror is brilliant.



Son of Gloin, PLEASE watch S4-5. It is scientifically impossible to dislike S4-5 of The Simpsons.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 2/9/2012 11:04:43 PM   
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Great choices thus far.
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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 3/9/2012 1:18:06 AM   
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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 3/9/2012 2:03:44 AM   
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4. A Shared Moment, Chasing Amy
 

 
This is a film I love, and I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but my favourite moment is this little wordless exchange between Banky (not a tracer) and Holden. A little callback to an earlier conversation; it lets the viewer know that even though they'll probably not ever be friends again after what happened, they're both happy that the other has moved on with their respective lives. And Banky's little 'she's over there' nod is just lovely as well.

5. Do It For Her
 


Yeah...destroys me. And I don't even have kids. No doubt it'll do even more damage when I do. This one had me holding back the tears (as I was in a room with some ui mates the first time I saw it) until I was alone and then I gurned like a baby.


Double yes. Especially Do It For Her, that even made my Dad choke up a tad when he first saw it.



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The Toy Story scene is great but my biggest Pixar tearjerkering moments are Sulley saying goodbye to Boo and Spencer Tracey looking through his wife's scrapbook in Up (that one had at least three good welling up moments. I had a really sore throat after that movie).

The biggest one from The Simpsons is when Homer talks to Bart and Lisa before his heart operation.


And yes to all of this! But I'd say the ending to Mother Simpson would rival it.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 4/9/2012 12:08:50 PM   
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6. Walter and Astrid



Again, like the Buffy episode earlier, this is not the greatest Fringe episode, but it's the first instance of Walter making me cry. Walter and Astrid had been out in Chinatown investigating something...Fringe-y, but they get seperated and the people who want to continue the Fringey-ness catch Astrid and rough her up a bit. Later on, Walter see Astrid back at the lab, and she got cuts and bruises on her face, and Walter's face crumples, and so does hers.

And so does mine.

It's a great little scene and you can really feel the loving relationship between the two. Even if he never gets her name right.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 4/9/2012 6:11:26 PM   
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Great idea for a list and some excellent choices especially never let me go.

I tend to cry on demand at many a tv show and film so too many to choose from so I will mention my most recent which was today during Deep Impact.

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The astronauts saying goodbye to their families near the end. It kinda caught me by surprise that it got me going, think it was blind ron eldard choking up over the fact his kid that he will never see was holding a rocket while saying goodbye to him. He is going to be an astronaut just like his dad was...if they survive armageddon that is.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 7/9/2012 4:27:28 PM   
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7. The ending of Super



I can't find the picture I want for this, but I'll try to explain it as best I can. After becoming the Crimson Bolt to essentially get his wife back, and following a rather absurd plot to get us to that point, the film ends on a very human note. Despite spending so much time and effort to get Sarah back, she and Frank were only together for a little while after he rescued her, and then she moved on. It's that Frank isn't angry or bitter about this that really makes it stand out. He accepts that it's just the way of life. And the pictures he receives from Sarah's children calling him 'Uncle Frank' just tips me over the edge.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 7/9/2012 5:38:49 PM   
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That's a good pick.


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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 7/9/2012 6:14:11 PM   
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I think I might be tearing up just going through this thread. Good choices. I really like the SUPER scene too.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 11/9/2012 4:09:18 PM   
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8. "Except maybe I wouldn't have named our son Elvis."
 


"Amid the chaos of that day, when all I could hear was the thunder of gunshots, and all I could smell was the violence in the air, I look back and am amazed that my thoughts were so clear and true, that three words went through my mind endlessly, repeating themselves like a broken record: you're so cool, you're so cool, you're so cool. And sometimes Clarence asks me what I would have done if he had died, if that bullet had been two inches more to the left. To this, I always smile, as if I'm not going to satisfy him with a response. But I always do. I tell him of how I would want to die, but that the anguish and the want of death would fade like the stars at dawn, and that things would be much as they are now. Perhaps. Except maybe I wouldn't have named our son Elvis."

That last line makes me tear up so much. With happiness, I mean. But still, tears. Floods.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 5/11/2012 9:19:11 PM   
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Lack of updates on this thread makes me cry.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 21/11/2012 5:06:17 PM   
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Flip. I totally forgot about this. I hardly ever come into here on my daily forum jaunts and had forgotten I'd started it. I'll get back to it promptly.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 21/11/2012 5:18:31 PM   
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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 21/12/2012 1:36:52 PM   
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9. Not Penny's Boat, Through the Looking Glass, Lost, 2007 (Fuck, really?)



Ah, Charlie. Your junkie subplot may have been annoying to the point of wishing you dead several times, but your relationship with Claire and her little boy made me love you. This moment may be as manipulative as Lost ever got, but boy does it work. Using the last of his energy to pass on a message to Desmond, Charlie's last act gets him a pass on everything stupid and annoying he did on the island.

See you in another life, brotha.

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 21/12/2012 1:40:21 PM   
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10. The Luck of the Fryish, Futurama, 2001



A cartoon, FFS!

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RE: Top 25 Film and TV tearjerkers - 21/12/2012 2:43:04 PM   
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That is a great moment from Lost. Like you, hated Charlie for much of it, but that ending for him...wow.

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