Saturday, March 12, 2011

Woman Seeks Fictional Heart Break

So I'm having a great Twitter Chat with author Tiffany King about the fact she's watching My Girl and crying like a baby, while her daughter is seemingly not phased in the slightest by the whole "death by bumble bee" ordeal, and I start to realize something...

At least for me (and obviously Tiffany as well) we intentionally put ourselves through horrid heart break repeatedly in books and movies. We actually seek it out. Come on, Who hasn't had a Weep Fest movie night, alone or with your best g/f's. And it's not like we just read or watch these things once in a while! How many times have you see Beaches, or read New Moon!?

It got me wondering WHY?! Do we not actually try our damnedest to avoid this in real life?

So here's the question gals (and guys!): What movie and book, filled with heart wrenching sadness will you watch/read over and over - and why do you think this is?

Weigh in below!


  1. I still love to re-read "Where the Red Fern Grows" because I know it's going to make me cry. Plus I love a chick-flick-night-in with all tearjerker movies involved. Usually during these times chocolate is a must hehe :o)

  2. The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta!

    I read bits and pieces of it almost every night. I could really relate to the character's situation. It was both heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time.

    Cute picture you've got there!

    I love Beaches! Always makes me cry!

  3. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

    I can watch and read that book over and over again. It was so sad when they were separated and when they got back together you emotions just just for joy. Then the ending just is so heartbreaking but happy at the same time.

  4. Tiffany tweeted your blog, and I'm glad she did. Because I like clearance racks and Cherry Garcia, too.
    I haven't watched it in awhile, but Terms of Endearment always gets me at the saying goodbye scene with her kids.
    Thanks for the post.

  5. @Kristen - OMG That's mine too. The book and the movie, BAWL fest no matter what "Say I'm a Bird" awww...ok might cry now thinking about the end...

    @Susan - WELCOME, isn't Tiff a blast! Can you believe I have never seen Terms of Endearment? I really need to just go buy it, maybe I'll make Hubs watch it with me tonight!
    (PS - YAY for clearance racks and Cherry garcia!)

  6. Crap, I forgot a couple of those!! How could I forget about Terms of Enderment and The Notebook? Both are fabulous tearjerkers. Plus a new one for me is the Last Song. I'm not a huge Miley fan but I loved loved loved her in The Last Song :o)
    P.S I love Cherry Garcis too!!!

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  8. I gotta say that Nicholas Sparks gets me EVERYTIME! And, the worst part about it, is I know its coming. I know! Water for Elephants also got me once. And, being the bleeding heart I am for animals, Marley and Me (I CAN NOT watch the last like 45 minutes of the movie... ever.) and The Art of Racing in the Rain.

  9. Amber I totaly totally agree!! The rain scene was so amazing and romantic. I love the quote "say im a bird" they are such a cute couple!

  10. You know I bawled at PS I Love You, pretty much through the whole movie. I own the book too but I have never read it (got it after I saw the movie) and I can't bring myself to read it because I'm sure I'll cry the whole way through it as well!

  11. Titanic, Bambi, Old Yeller always makes me bawl; as far as books go..the Last Song, Where the Red Fern Grows, im sure there are others haha

  12. Omg, My Sisters Keeper!! That was some serious ugly cry...


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