Sunday, May 28, 2006

Sometimes You Just Need a Good Cry

I may have mentioned that work is, shall we say, challenging these days. Nobody's fault, really. Well, that's not true, but the client (or their vendor, in this case) is always right, even if they've dragged their heels in getting us things we need to work with to meet their draconian deadline. But I digress.

Anyway, I've been stressed out at work, and I'm fighting off an early summer cold. Grr. Which, apparently, means I was ripe for a good cry. Flipping channels this afternoon, I got sucked into THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS. Sweet, implausible little movie (well, the pants thing was implausible--as if reed-thin Alexis Bledel and curvaceous America Ferrera could ever fit into the same pair of jeans), but it made me sob in places. I didn't think it would be my kind of movie, but I have to say I enjoyed it. Well, during the times I wasn't crying like a girl.

Then, as if I hadn't already cried enough for one day, I watched HOPE FLOATS, which kills me every time poor little Bernice sobs for her daddy not to leave her. Ack, the selfish SOB. But dang, that Harry Connick Jr. is a fetchin' young fella, ain't he?


Dixie Belle said...

I was in movie mode this weekend. Skip A New World unless you are a Christian Bale fan. He's in the very last of the movie and he looks sooo fine!

Jen said...

I love Hope Floats. I haven't seen "Traveling Pants" yet.
I find myself watching "Steel Magnolias" when I want a good cry. Last night I caught myself completely riveted by "Cellular" which I didn't see in the theaters because it looked stupid. Turned out to be a really good movie IMO.

MaryF said...

I ALWAYS cry when Bernice begs her dad....I have the soundtrack of Hope Floats.

Dixie, I am with you. Could it have BEEN more boring?

Paula said...

Ack, Jen--Steel Magnolias! I can't even watch the last thirty minutes of the movie unless I have plenty of Puffs Plus nearby and a lot of stress that needs relieving! :)

I love finding movies that are unexpected treats. It took me forever to talk myself into watching BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, for instance, but now it's a favorite.

I also like movies that tell me an old myth in new ways. KING ARTHUR did that for me by giving us a different, exciting and more historical (as opposed to domestic) drama for Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot.