cant post on the other thread, because I hate weepy movies. Its horrid when something sad happens in real life, so why on earth do you want to watch sad things on films? Am completely baffled. Would a sobbing one like to clarify this please?
Was going to say that I find weepy movies cathartic, but then realised I'm not sure what cathartic means.
I think that it might be a little bit like rubber necking at a road accident. I have such an uncomplicated life, crying my eyes out at a movie is just a way of experiencing a strong emotion that isn't going to have any long term affect (effect?...too late to check dictionary) on me.
I explain scary things to ds1 that way - people watch scary movies because they want to experience what it's like to feel scared but then know that the scary thing isn't real. Not true - I can't watch scary movies because I'm scared afterwards as well. I am a very young 38 yr old!
I'm not a big fan of weepy movies myself...tend to feel that live can be crap enough without wanting to deliberately watch it...yes some people do find them cathartic...
I used to love a good horror ( proper scary horror not scream crap) but since ds was born they actually scare me where as before I was never scared by them, only intrigued/interested etc etc