Maybe it's hormones. Maybe it's humidity. But lately, I've been experiencing the phenomenon known as, "Bursting into the ugly cry" when I see or hear certain things.
Last week, I was flipping channels and landing on the last 20 minutes of The Color Purple, a movie that is an absolute emotional roller coaster of highs and lows.
As soon as I realized what scene it was, I started crying—much to the dismay of my almost 14-year-old son—the ugly cry. It's when Shug leaves the speak easy, singing "God is trying to you something" and ends up in the embrace of her father. Is it just me?
And Miss Celie's blues? Seriously? Such an amazing scene.
Remind me again why this film didn't win every Oscar available?
I have asked my daughter, who has never seen this movie, to watch this movie before before she heads off to college. She has agreed. She will need tissues. I guarantee it.
Another scene that never ceases to hit me in the gut? The Forrest Gump Jenny monologe. Even this 23-second clip? I almost can't breathe.
This became even more evident when I was watching Pitch Perfect and found myself sobbing when Anna Kendrick breaks into the Simple Minds' "Don't You Forget About Me."
So my question for you today: what's your favorite Ugly Cry movie scenes? I'm talking the ones that even if you start to describe them out loud you feel a lump in your throat.
Please. Do tell.