Think of a sad movie you’ve seen. Did it make you tear up a little? Or maybe it actually made you cry? Like it made you produce audible sobs. Can you think of one? Ok, now, imagine a movie that is so unbelievably sad that you uncontrollably WEEP *cue Steel Magnolias title screen*.
This movie is hands down the saddest movie I have ever seen, and I’ve seen Schindler’s List, Out of Africa, and Sophie’s Choice, so I know sad. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE this movie. It’s one of my absolute favorite movies of all time. However, I can only watch this movie every few months and only when I need to bawl my eyes out.
The main characters in this film are fantastic and hysterical. Two words: Dolly Parton. Two more words: Julia Roberts. Two more words: Sally Field. This movie is seriously TOO GOOD. It also has the best lines and I will share some of my favorites with you now:
1) “You are a boil on the butt of humanity.”
2) “I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a very bad mood for 40 years.”
3) “Well you know what they say: if you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me.”
4) “What’s wrong with you these days? You got a reindeer up your butt?”
Popcorn Rating: 5 popped corns
Before you decide to change your life and watch this wonderful film, there’s a few ducks you’ll need to line up.
-make sure to have Kleenex
-watch this with friends/family/significant others (not a good movie to watch alone)
-don’t have plans later – this is a no make-up, waterworks kind of a film
-whatever you do – DO NOT PAUSE THIS FILM. If you pause it, even to just go to the bathroom, you ruin the emotional build up that is necessary for you to get the ultimate crying level this movie provides.