Making Men Cry Movie Criteria

August 21, 2007 at 8:39 pm Leave a comment

1) Sports:

a. From Rudy, Brian?s Song to Friday Night Lights men love sports. They also love dedication, glory and achievement and that is why men cry in sports movies.

2) Overcoming the odds:

a. Men sympathize because we all want that crowning achievement, the top of the mountain and almost all of us have fallen short. Watching Rudy get a sack and carried off the field because he made it and men want to be him.

b. Invincible with Mark Wahlberg. He never played in college, he works in a bar and he walks on to a pro football team. Every man cries because every man wants to be him.

3) Terminal illness:

a. Brian?s Song will make any man cry because we fear death. We also fear not achieving our dreams and goals and death stops that.

4) Father-son bonding:

a. It doesn?t have to be a biological father-son, it can be a coach, teacher, or military commander

b. Every man tears up when the father asks his son, ?To have a catch.? Men look up to their dads as role models and when men are older they long to spend a few more minutes with him.

c. Radio involves father-son bonding but not with a dad, instead it is his coach who gives him a chance and he succeeds.

5) Death before Dishonor:

a. At the end of Braveheart he chooses death over allegiance to a king. Men cry because he never compromises his morals and values even faced by death.

b. The all black regiment in Glory gets saluted by the white soldiers because they choose certain death to prove their courage in the heat of battle.

6) Animals (particularly Dogs)

a. Any real man will shed a tear at the end of Old Yeller when a boy becomes a man by putting his dog down, his best friend!

b. Even Turner and Hooch is a man tear-jerker when Hooch takes a bullet to save Turner and you have to wait to see if Hooch lives through surgery.

 

 

 

Did I forget something…email drew@murphysamandjodi.com and let me know.

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