||[Oct. 10th, 2007|01:12 am]
Sunday, I watched Wit
for the first time. It was a recommendation from Netfix. I checked it out. It had Emma Thompson in it, there were rave reviews, it seemed morbid so we're talking my king of movie. I noticed that Mike Nichols directed the film; I've been running across his name a whole lot lately.
Anyway, I had to post this somewhere immediately after watching the film. Let me say that there will most likely be spoilers. All I'm going to say for those of you who don't want anything spoiled is that if you haven't seen this movie and you want something that will grip your utter soul and turn you into a wrung out sponge, get this movie. It's $5 from Amazon.
I'll let the thread from IMDB speak for itself. Here is the original post:
I was wondering if there is anybody else out there who is NOT NORMALLY MOVED by films, who have made an exception for this one. Personally I have never cried in a movie, that is until I saw this one. I was literally shaking because I was crying so hard. Any similar experiences?
followed by my reply:
I don't know what came over me watching this move. I'm rather callous and don't cry.
My mom died when I was 7. I had one cry over that about a year later but even then I couldn't figure out why I was crying.
When Vivian curled up into a ball there was so much truth there. My lip started quivering and I didn't konw what was going on. The next thing I know, her teacher walks into the hall as older and more wore out then Vivian and I lost it. I was watching the DVD on my laptop balanced on my knee sitting on my futon. This was the first time in over 10 years that I've had hot tears streaming down my face. I was wailing like a baby; it's a wonder that the neighbors in my apartment didn't knock on the wall. I cried so hard that I thought the movie would skip and ruin the moment. I couldn't bear to look at the screen for 10 whole minutes. The story that the professor read to Vivian was just icing on the cake.
I'm buying two copies right now, one for my personal collection and the other for my adoptive mom for Christmas. I know that she bawls during most movies. My sister who really isn't a crier bawled for 20 minutes after seeing Meet Joe Black; I want to see how they react to this film. Also, I want to know if I will react the same at Christmas. I'll be back to let you know.