Though my sap-o-meter is tuned pretty high, I can hardly stand to watch that movie, much less cry! To give you an idea just how unbelievable that is, I cry at the end of Mulan when her father says, “the greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.” Sniff!!
Not a big cryer but I love that movie. SO cheesy and sappy, but Hanks and Ryan are gold in this flick.
The supporting cast was incredible as well.
Coleman, Ranfolph, Kinnear, Posey, CHAPPELLE!, Stapleton, and Zahn.
I do have one question though: didn’t anyone find the nanny an odd character? Was she just a bad actress or was she supposed to play it kookie? Was it a set up somehow for what happened to Coleman’s wife.
Ditto, lexi. The Lubitsch film burrows deep into the emotions and has a complexity in character that When Tommy Met Meggy can’t even begin to touch. Hint: If movies are forced to use Songbook Standards over and over again as emotional shortcuts, it means there really ain’t much there.
Never bothered to sob up for You’ve Got Mail, but Mulan can get me weepy pretty easily, both with Dad’s line and Mulan’s training scene (the juxtapositioning of her training and the song “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” works very well, IMO).
No, you’re definitely not alone. Every time a “what scene makes you cry” thread comes up, that scene always gets mentioned at least twice. And usually one of those mentionings is from me, because it gets me every damn time.
And as for the OP, I’ve usually got a high schmaltz tolerance, but You’ve Got Mail just felt insulting to me. But I’m still a big fan of When Harry Met Sally… and there are parts in there that can get to me.