Friday, August 31, 2007

'Tis better to have loved...


Here's my top 5 tragic (or at least sad) love story movies:

Those are actually the only ones I can even think of- but they are all good- any others? I just watched Tristan & Isolde for the first time this week and I liked it. It got me thinking about why we like movies (or TV shows) that make us feel emotional pain!
When it comes to movies, give me a romantic comedy with a happy ending, and I'll be happy almost every time. Ginger said, if you get to choose how it ends, why shouldn't it be happy? (I agree!)
Of course, in real life there are many more unhappy endings, even a lot of tragic endings to romances. The ending in a movie, might be when the couple finally gets together, when they get married, or when they make it through a particular challenge in their life or relationship. In real life, we go through a lot of things before we really get to the ending, and relationships that had happy moments, can end bad at any time due to life circumstances, or bad decisions by one or both people. To get to the happy ending in real life, you have to keep going through those times that look like potential bad endings. Most people fall in love (to some level anyways) more than once in their life, so that means there are a lot more unhappy endings than happy ones, so it really must be better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all!

5 comments:

The Rogers said...

i agree! what insight. there are a few movies on there that i've never seen, i'll have to rent them.

Katie said...

I totally agree! Those are good ones!

melmck said...

i didn't know that becoming jane was tragic or tristan & isolde. but it's good to know going in. i say that moulin rouge is THE best movie ever.

Sarah's Nonsense said...

Absolutely. And I agree all of the above movies are not big re-watchers for me. (And I'm definitely a "re-watcher" of movies). They are sad and while I can go on and on about how GREAT a sad movie was it just isn't so fun to rewatch due to my tendency to get sucked in. I find myself biting my tongue so I don't have to yell at the screen, "GET IN THE BOAT! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? ALL YOU HAVE TO BACK TO ARE A MANIACAL KILLER AS A FIANCE AND A FATHER WHO IS WILLING TO HAND YOU OVER ON A PLATTER!" It's just not calming...

McDonald Army Brats*** said...

absolutely....i tend to stay away from lovey dovey movies while Pres is gone. Only 4 more weeks till I might get to see him! It's almost been 8 months! can you believe it? I am already a nervous wreck!