Nicole asked me if there were movies that I loved, but couldn’t handle more than once because of the deep emotional investment. I have to say, there are few. I love that deep emotional involvement, and the deeper, the better. LOVE Sleeping with the Enemy – I can watch that again and again. I love how a straightened towel is frightening. LOVED Shutter Island. Saw it threw times. That was freaky and deeply emotional.
Here’s Nic’s list with my commentary (did you think I’d let that go? Without an opinion? As if!) Dead Poet's Society; (Can’t remember it, so therefore, no need to see it again.) Patch Adams – I’m not a Robin Williams’ fan, but I can’t remember this one either. Other than he had a clown nose, and clowns scare me); Michael Collins (Never saw it, is it violent?); The Sixth Sense (Loved it, saw it many times.) and Titantic (Hated it. Too unrealistic, and my only feeling in the movie was WHY when the ship is going down does this idiot need to chase people with a gun. Survival instinct would have kicked in, no?)
However, my thing is violence. I can’t take the violence or the evil of mankind, which rules out all Holocaust movies. So here are movies I loved, but can’t see again:
Sophie’s Choice (UGH!)
What about you? What emotional depths have you plunged in movies and can’t go there again?