By Haley Murphy
There are certain moments in movie history where the plot, the music, and the moral of the story all combined just cause a total blabber breakdown! When I first watched the trailer for "My Sister’s Keeper," I was sitting in the MTV newsroom and found myself holding back little sobs while trying to avoid being seen.
Given I have a very personal experience with loosing my brother to cancer, this movie seems to touch on all the same facets of love and serious disease that I've dealt with. I'm planning on hitting the theater — with an extra box of Kleenex on hand — to see "Sister's Keeper" tonight because I don't think I can wait much longer to take it all in.
When talking with some of the MTV News staff, I found that I was not the only one who gets so affected by a good tearjerker (yes, even a few of the males in the office will admit they have a sensitive side). So I decided to enlist a poll and find out what films really get my co-workers all chocked up.
See the entire list — which, yes, may include a joke or two — after the jump.
Rya Backer, Production Assistant: I remember being really affected by Macaulay Culkin's bee hive attack in "My Girl," but my most memorable cry involved the time my mother made me see "The Bridges of Madison County" with her when I was in third grade, and I was literally bored to tears.
Ryan Kroft, Executive Producer: "My Girl" — only is it heart-wrenching to watch poor little Macaulay Culkin die, but then Anna Chlumsky's break-down at his funeral is soul-crushing. Every time it's on cable I watch. And every time I end up in tears.
Brian Jacks, Senior Producer, Movies: Tried and true…"Old Yeller." I'm a softy for dog slaughter.
Sohyung Kang, Associate Producer: "Bambi," when Bambi's mom died. Who wouldn't cry at that? Also my brother had a vice-like grip on my arm during this scene, refusing to let me get up off the sofa to grab a tissue, and I was only four years old at the time.
Vanessa White Wolf, Producer: "Braveheart" — the movie's incredible, and I get so caught up in everything. But that moment at the end of the film when Mel/William is tied to the table and the Englishman closes his eyes wrecks me every time.
Sabrina Rojas Weiss, Senior Copy Editor: When I was little, Disney's "The Fox and the Hound" made me cry every time I saw it. God, all I have to do is think about a fox cub saying, "And we'll always be friends — forever. Won't we?" and I still well up. "Where the Red Fern Grows" and "Old Yeller" are close behind. Yeah, dying people and star-crossed lovers don't really get me like a good dog story.
Russ Frushtick, Multiplayer Blog Editor: "Big Fish" — this is a dude thing. Girls leave this movie like they just left the supermarket…guys kinda break down, since the whole flick is about the father-and-son relationship and why, despite its faults, it's so important. Seriously, I've watched that final scene a few times and I can't help but blubber like a small child.
Nicole Guanlao, Executive Assistant: I'd have to say the movie that has made me cry the hardest is "Philadelphia" starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. The scene where he's dancing by himself, listening to opera as Denzel looks on, made me ball my eyes out.
Kyle Anderson, Newsroom Blog Editor: I'm really going to out myself as a wuss on this one, but the only movies that have ever really choked me up are made by Pixar — specificially the recent "Up," which absolutely devastated me. It's a wonderful movie, but man is it not for kids. It's about death, loss and failure, and that montage at the beginning just killed me. Sure it ends happily, but it's a real rough set-up — rougher than "Bambi," I think.
Kurt Loder, News Anchor: "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
Crushers, what movies make you cry the hardest?