30 Posts about Movies #8

Post #8: A Movie that Makes You Sad

I’m interpreting this as “a movie that made you cry,” and one movie that had me weeping uncontrollably is Ordinary People (1980). Mary Tyler Moore proves that she can do serious dramatic acting in this movie, and Robert Redford proves that he can direct.

Robert Redford directing Timothy Hutton in Ordinary People (1980)

Robert Redford directing Timothy Hutton in Ordinary People (1980)

It captures something very real, as some of the best movies do. I’m sure that’s why it has the power to actually get me sobbing. I wonder if this particular movie is also especially resonant for me because I have a close sibling.  I need to go watch it again, but I probably won’t for a while because there are so many other films I want to see that I haven’t ever seen, and because it deserves my full attention–and my willingness to go through half a box of tissues.

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