March 5, 2010

Crying at the movies.

I can't vouch for the audio — I'm where I have to keep the sound off — but the video is making me laugh a lot — silently, of course. Later, maybe I will cry like this adorable woman who cries — filmed by her husband — as she's watching movies on TV. Such an intimate relationship — to be able to weep in front of someone like that. And nice to share the sweetness. An excellent use of the YouTube.

25 comments:

Methadras said...

Crying at movies? I weep whenever she goes shopping.

Penny said...

Don't most ladies cry at sad movies, but with our audio turned "OFF"? At least that was the old fashioned custom where I came from. Course we also used the phrase, "Fer crying out loud!" instead of cursing.

The Crack Emcee said...

Don't just watch, guys:

Worship and adore her.

Scott said...

Does it make him a voyeur, or her an exhibitionist, or both?

(Internet fakes intimacy.)

traditionalguy said...

The Professor is sharing her heart. To "Worship and adore" to her means a code for paying closest emotional attention. The sharing of secrets of our fears (a normally hidden emotion)and our real thoughts makes a magic intimacy connecting two people that she wishes for all of us, her students, to know. She is a special professor, after all.

Kensington said...

She's pretty freaking adorable, but I wonder if it gets old after awhile.

Irene said...

Kensington, your Bernese Mountain Dog is so cute it makes me want to cry.

fivewheels said...

She'd have to have a lot of other good qualities built up in the bank for that to be tolerable long-term. Heck, I'm sure she does. And I'm not saying this is the worst personality problem I've seen.

That said, it does seem like some kind of problem. It's one thing if you can't keep it together at a legitimate tearjerker ending, but if you're losing it like that for Return of the Jedi and Back to the Future ... seriously, that can't be good. Maybe it's not a big huge deal, but ... something's a little off.

I don't find it that cute, she's not 5 years old. It's borderline sexist to give her a pass for being that out of control. Like, "there, there, little dear."

Triangle Man said...

Do you think he takes her emotions more seriously or less seriously knowing that she cries this way about Back to the Future II?

Skyler said...

Yes, sweet, trusting, all that. But really now, she has some emotional problems!

DADvocate said...

Jeez, makes me (more) glad I'm not married.

...I wonder if it gets old after awhile.

After about 30 seconds, I'd say. I save my crying for real life.

amba said...

I think he's kind of making a patronizing joke of her. Presumably with her permission. In fact, her crying is no longer entirely innocent and spontaneous if it's part of their joint internet shtik.

I understand being able to cry easily at movies, even ones with happy/triumphant endings. I sobbed through "The Lion King." I always cry at the end of "The Negotiator," which I must have seen 30 times (my husband has dementia and doesn't remember seeing his favorite movies before, excepting maybe The Godfather). As soon as the lights go down, my tear ducts well up. So I suppose it wouldn't be hard to let it happen in front of a camera. But I don't see where it's sweet and intimate to be doing it not just in front of him, but in front of an Internet audience. It's more exhibitionistic, or maybe opportunistic. Like just about everyone else, they want to be a viral meme. Dancing Wedding, Crying Wife.

Ann Althouse said...

Now that I'm rewatching with the sound on, I have to say that I found her much more charming with the sound off. On, I thought she was faking.

edutcher said...

The Blonde cries at the estrogen fests known as chick flicks. I ask, "Why do you watch that dreck if it makes you sad?", and she just looks at me.

The only things in movies that choke me up are the endings of "The Magnificent Seven" and "Gunga Din". Of course, that's different.

Though I've belted you and flayed you,
By the Living God that made you...

Penny said...

Tg, that was a perfectly charming explanation, and beyond that? There was much truth about trusting relationships.

Thank you for that insight.

Synova said...

I cry sometimes but I think it's the music rather than the situation. The music in movies is purposefully designed to mess with you. I've also cried at concerts once or twice and no words or sad story was involved.

Add some hormones to the situation and I'll bawl uncontrollably to just about any song. Once at church a friend made some remark about me being "moved" and I think I actually growled at him that I wasn't having a spiritual moment, I was freaking pregnant!

*sigh*

But I don't mind too much if there are a few weepy moments in a show because it's not about being sad. Actual sad shows I just hate with a passion. The last thing I need to do is wallow in it and I do not enjoy a sad ending.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

There is something seriously wrong with that woman.

And also..... with her husband who seems to be putting her weirdness on display like a talking cat or something.

Too bizarre.

If she is for real...she is useless.

Deborah said...

Frankly, I laughed so hard I cried.

LarryTheOlder said...

It looked fake to me. If not, I hope she never watches "In America". She will have to be hospitalized!

Jason said...

You want to cry? I'll give you a movie to cry about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aZl-uBcufM

Leland said...

My wife cries during certain touching scenes of both tv shows and movies. However, it's more like a tearing up then a bawl.

I save my crying for real life.

I think that's the issue. My wife's a nurse. She's witnessed more death than most people her age, and as a NICU nurse, she deals with very young death. However, her professionalism limits her response at work. So I think she lets it out when watching tv or movies.

I admit that if she was bawling, that would be annoying. But just asking for tissues to wipe her eyes is charming.

kentuckyliz said...

The same thing that makes women so juicy and adorable at their peak nubility...

...also gives them the very tender loving bonding emotions that men admire...

...and sometimes to a very great degree.

Video'ing your wife crying in an emotional and tender moment, and posting it for the world--

--nice way to strip the "intimate" out of your intimacy.

Never trust anyone who wants to broadcast your private tender emotional moments to the world.

What an ass.

Does this couple also video their arguments and sex life for world viewing?

If hubby is still around when that day comes, there will come a day when she doesn't have such raging hormones, the emotions that go with it, or the nubility either. She'll be a world weary pissed off middle aged perimenopausal woman soon enough.

danielle said...

she's faking. who would let their husband record them crying and allow him to put it on youtube ... multiple times !

danielle said...

the dashes in this post makes it hard to read. normally your sentences are much nicer.

CatherineM said...

I'm with Danielle.

She reminds me of a former friend who cried about everything. She's my former friend because she did things like, on a trip, wake me up crying hysterically because she couldn't sleep. We were 27 at the time. I recently found a blog of hers (now removed) which pretty much started each post with, "I was crying this morning because I was afraid of failing at..." and realized she hasn't changed in 10 years. She now has 2 kids and I feel bad for them if they have to deal with hysterical crying mommy all the time.

I cry at movies or the end of the book Marley and Me, but going on and on like this woman, if real, is not normal if you are an adult. It's also really annoying.