Since we’re likely to be shagged out tonight (and not in a good way), we decided to do Valentine’s Day one day early. Phil’s allergy and our ongoing money problems makes it difficult to eat out, so we prepared a romantic meal: brisket slow-cooked in red wine, onions, sun-dried tomato and garlic, also caramelised shallots, steamed asparagus, sprouts and roasties. Yum…it was so very, very good. Then we watched a suitably romantic Valentine’s Day movie…Evil Dead II. lol…actually, it was either a lot more crap than I remembered, or we weren’t in the mood, because I could only handle a bit of it. Then we watched 100 Greatest Tearjerking Moments…many of which were just silly.
TOP 10 TEARJERKING MOMENTS
2. The Green Mile
4. It’s a Wonderful Life
7. The Shawshank Redemption
8. The Champ
9. Field of Dreams
10. My Girl
The alltime general tearjerker, for me, would be the eulogy scene from Four Weddings and a Funeral. I thought that the actor was superb, and the poem is gorgeous.
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
My other greatest tearjerker would be The Horse Whisperer, since 1) I had a friend who died in a horse-related accident, and 2) Scarlett Johansson looked, and acted, EXACTLY like my daughter in her teens. It was an eerie resemblance, and the facial expressions were exact. The first time I saw the movie I cried so hard that I was making these awful hitching sounds, and I couldn’t breathe or stop. It was so traumatic; in all honesty, it still is.
Anyway…wishing you all a wonderful V-Day. :)