Do you get emotional over movies/films? I sometimes do, but it is hard to predict what will "get" me and what won't.
Last night, I was on my own and watched "Peggy Sue Got Married" on TV. I'd not seen the film before and was surprised at how much I actually enjoyed it, and how it brought tears to my eyes.
The bit that made me so emotional was when Peggy Sue, after her trip through time 25 years back, arrives back at her childhood home for the first time. She goes in, meets her mother (and later, her younger sister and her father) and when she goes upstairs to her bedroom, she looks at everything, touching things like her record player, and is clearly overwhelmed by this unexpected chance to seeing it all again just like it was.
That scene in her bedroom made me think of my room when I was a girl, and although of course I wasn't always happy (like every teenager, I had my share of ups and downs during puberty!), altogether my childhood and youth were very good years, something to be truly grateful for, thanks to my parents.
I know it is inevitable that we age, and change, and so do our physical surroundings and the people in our lives. There's nothing bad or scary about that, but sometimes - just sometimes - a chance to see it all again as it was, having the knowledge and experience of today, would be nice.
And if there really existed such a chance, would I use it? Would I do anything different, trying to influence my own future history? I honestly don't know, and it is of course futile to ponder the question, since it is entirely impossible.
What "gets" you in movies/films or books?
PS: This is my blog post # 800! Actually, I would have reached that number already some posts ago, but I deleted a handful of posts (the whole "The Hummus Hunters" series, to be precise).