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Fraternal twin, brunette, Christian, police wife, knowledgeable about television but also really enjoy reading, close to my family, especially my best friend whom I "carry in my heart", my twin sister Elizabeth.

Laura follows:
Bliss Jobs (I think would be fabulous/fun to try)
I'm weird (Things I take strange satisfaction from)
Classic movies (seen and enjoyed)
Cirque du Soleil shows (Seen & to be seen)
Things I try not to do
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  • Titanic: I always found it very moving when I saw all the people dead in the water when the boats waited too long to come back, and the part which is to the music called "Unable to Stay, Unwilling to Leave" when Rose is on the boat and then jumps out has made me cry.
  • An Affair to Remember: That moment when Cary Grant is waiting for Deborah Kerr on the top of the Empire State Building and there's a thunderstorm is just awful when she can never get there. Also when he goes to his grandma's house after his grandma has died and reminisces about when Terry sang when they visited during the cruise, his pain is heartrending.
  • From Here to Eternity: I think I was really affected by this film because I watched it late at night, and there was just a lot of death, and all the couples seemed so unhappy. I wonder if it's a coincidence that Deborah Kerr was in this movie, too?
  • Pearl Harbor: I tell this story often about the time that I cried at Pearl Harbor when we saw it a second time with our friends, and I used my friend Steve's shirt to dry my eyes. I remember explaining to him that I was crying because Betty had been killed, and I started thinking what it would be like if my sister died.
  • The Crucible: I remember crying when we were watching this movie in 11th grade in AP English, and for some reason I was really upset in general as well as at the end when they're all saying The Lord's Prayer. Since if you're a witch, you're not supposed to be able to say The Lord's Prayer, you think that maybe they could prove something by completing the prayer, but they don't get the chance since they're hanged before they can finish.
  • You've Got Mail: I have cried at the end before when they finally meet and Kathleen starts crying because she realizes that Joe was totally who she wanted to be coming, and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is playing.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II: I was in tears when Fred died, and then Snape's love for Lily was so beautiful...the way he said "Always" tore me up inside. Harry's "death" didn't really get to me, but the part where his loved ones were talking to him before he went to sacrifice himself made me cry, too.
  • The Help: I was so upset during a few parts of this movie. Viola Davis made me feel everything that was happening so deeply because of her nuanced performance. I found Miss Celia getting rejected by the other women heartbreaking, the story of Skeeter's former maid, Constantine, touched me, and the end when Aibileen had to leave Mae Mobley was just horrible for me.
  • The King and I: Anna and the king of Siam have such a fascinating relationship. His letter to her makes my heart hurt, and when he dies, you can feel her pain through the amazing acting of Deborah Kerr.
  • Save the Last Dance: When Sara is on the train and flashing back to how her mom died, the music is so sad, and I just felt her pain from her mom dying. Also, I cried at the part where she was telling her dad how screwed up everything was and she needed Derek to be there because she needed someone who loved her to be at her audition, and her dad said he loved her...too sweet. Finally (partially because I am also in an interracial relationship) I was pretty upset when Chenille was telling Sara about how she was up in the black world, taking one of their men, and said something about how she was "white so she had to be right." This movie actually was a lot more upsetting than I ever thought about before.
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: I guess because my marriage is interracial, the last time I watched this movie, everything hit me harder. Plus Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn are so amazing in their roles, so I feel everything that they're feeling very deeply.
  • Catching Fire: When I saw this in the movie theater, I was moved when after Katniss's speech in District 11 the old man whistled and everyone did the sign for her.
may 22 2009 ∞
jul 21 2015 +
user picture Elizabeth: Oh I totally cry at that part of Titanic too! I can't believe I forgot! may 23 2009