We watched the last of these last week, leading to a discussion of, among other things, scenes or lines or moments that "get you every time."
Not a bad topic for a Monday morning, so here are 10 of mine. Feel free to agree or scoff or offer your own in comments below.
1. "Son, if I'd only gotten to be a doctor for five minutes, now that would have been a tragedy."
From a movie that's basically Terms of Endearment for guys. Which brings us to the movie that's basically Steel Magnolias for guys:
2. "You're an All-American and our Captain, act like it!" "I believe I am."
3. "And we'll fight like 20 armies and we won't … give … …"
4. "The tag at the end was bigger than the entire parade. I thought to myseIf: Thank God I got to see this in my lifetime."
5. "Waitin' for that shout from the crowd"
"(Turn it up)"
The sound of 3,000 ghosts crashing a block party.
6. "But I don't understand. … I don't understand how this all happens. How we go through this. I mean, I knew her, and then she's — There's just a body, and I don't understand why she just can't get back in it and not be dead anymore. It's stupid. It's mortal and stupid. And and Xander's crying and not talking, and and I was having fruit punch, and I thought, well, Joyce will never have any more fruit punch ever, and she'll never have eggs, or yawn or brush her hair, not ever, and no one will explain to me why."
(See also: Magic Snow)
7. "Your daddy's poor today / And he will be poor forever …"
8. "Zebleckas. Pilashusky. Shucavage. Andrukitis. Karalunas. Bergalis."
9. "I will take it. I will take it. I will take the Ring …"
Roger Ebert: "Deep movie emotions for me usually come not when the characters are sad, but when they are good."
10. "This is gold. Two more people. He would've given me two for it. At least one. He would've give me one. One more. One more person. …"