I never used to cry at movies. Really. Five-year-old Cecily would watch Bambi on repeat and never shed a tear. It was something I prided myself on. “Yeah, I’m the tough chick who won’t sob when Simon Birch dies saving all those little children.” Sorry for the spoiler.
No more. Now it seems like my emotions are catching up to me tenfold. End of Game of Thrones: Season One? Check. Gossip Girl series finale? Shamefully, check. Les Misérables? Of course. And my most recent sob installment—The Walking Dead: Season Two. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure The Walking Dead is supposed to be suspenseful, not sad.
What is happening to me? Unlike the Grinch, I’m not fond of this new heart of mine.
Top 10 movies that make me cry (in no particular order):
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. Edward Scissorhands
3. The Green Mile
4. I Am Sam
5. Cast Away
8. A Little Princess
9. The Fox and the Hound
10. Black Beauty
The solution is just to subject myself to more sad movies, right? Harden my heart? Give me some suggestions. What are your favorite tearjerkers?