Monday, June 04, 2007

Bridge To Bawl-A-Bithia

On the plane ride home from Phoenix, the in-flight movie was Bridge To Terabithia. I had read this book as a kid, but I didn't really remember much about it. And I certainly did not remember tearing my eyes out at the story. Seriously, the flight attendants should have handed out Kleenex before the movie started.

(WARNING: If you do not want to know what happens in the movie, stop here.)

The movie is actually kind of sad throughout the entire duration with all the family and bullying issues, but you don't worry too much because the kids are having a good time in their imaginary kingdom. As all sorts of good feelings wash over you, you begin to see Jess and Leslie as grade school sweethearts and marrying someday.

And then...WHAM! You're feeling all good because Jess spent the day at the museum, and then all of a sudden he gets back, and Leslie is dead. WAIT A MINUTE! BACK UP! Jess's future wife is dead!?!?

Oh I was bawling, especially at the part when the teacher talks to Jess and the part when Jess starts crying because he think it's his fault. I had completely forgotten about the ending and was in total shock. I was blowing my nose and totally mortified that I was crying my eyes out in the middle of the plane. At least I was alone because I would have died if anyone I knew had seen me crying like a pansy.

6 comments:

Christopher said...

I saw this a few months back & I too was caught off guard by the death...I kept thinking: "this is messed up!"...and then I got a speck of dust or something in my eye & had to wipe away some tears that had formed...cuz of the dust...yep.

chuck said...

hahaha...i love the title of this blog entry!!! :)

Anonymous said...

From Jayne: What a powerful story that book/movie is! I recommend you re-read the book. One thing I really liked as Kristy was growing was reading some new books and re-reading some old books so that I could talk about them with her. She may have hated the talking part, but I loved the reading part, and seeing the old stories in new ways because of the different life experiences I had had since my first reading.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Real men cry and are not ashame of it.

I love a good cry after a movie. It kinda "cleans out" the inside of the soul and you feel better afterwards.

I need a good cry so maybe I'll go rent this movie.

GrooveTheory said...

I haven't seen it yet, but it's on my "watch list". It's funny you used the Crying Ladies image. That's a Filipino movie .. that's a funny movie though.

teahouse said...

Yeah, I remember the book made me cry when I read it in elementary school. I've never seen a movie version of it, though.

Hey, I cried when I watched Edward Scissorhands. And also when I read the book version of "My Girl." I know, I know...