Anyway, I thought I'd share five random movie moments that elicit that kind of a response from me! (And this will contain spoilers for these movies, you've been warned.)
"The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen."
GAH THIS PART. This movie. Have you watched this movie? 'Cause you need to watch this movie. It's so ridiculously amazing, you won't know what hit you. It's one of those that you have to just let yourself feel, not try to reason out. It's gripping, it's original, it's emotional, and the ending is one of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL things you'll ever see.
(Oops, I never actually clarified which movie this is, did I? It's called August Rush, and you must watch it. It has one *ahem* problem, which I'd be happy to explain in the comments section, should anyone be interested. BUT IT'S SO FLIPPIN' GORGEOUS.)
For some reason, the ending of Wives and Daughters makes me SO. HAPPY. That quote of Lady Harriet's (can we just take a moment to appreciate her awesomeness?? go read this post of Cordy's), and then the immediate change in climate as we see Roger looking out, and then he turns…the drums crescendo into a triumphant and beautiful musical theme…and Molly is walking along the plains of Africa with her Roger. And for reasons unknown to me, it makes me ridiculously happy.
"Let him run, Ronnie, let him run!"
So this--the final race in Secretariat--is one of those that makes you feel like leaping and screaming (probably because that's what everyone else is doing, and the herd mentality starts to kick in). Because what this horse did is literally superhuman (superanimal?), and after everything Penny has gone through, all the loss and rejection and failure and pressure, HE'S GOING TO WIN. And "Oh Happy Day" starts playing, which is just one of the most glorious and stunning gospel numbers EVAH. It's so happy, people!!!
"I declare the Bill for the Abolition of the Slave Trade to be passed."
I MEAN. THIS PART. You know that you cry, at least inwardly, every stinkin' time. I don't even know what to say about this part; it's that beautiful.
"It counted, it totally counted."
Bethany's last wave from the movie Soul Surfer. It's exhilarating and awe-inspiring and joyous all in one, and even though the judges didn't count it (which was, unfortunately, a good call, because she did stand up after the horn), it's still magnificent. And the music during that part is soooooo good. I have it on my iPod :D
What are some of your heart-moments in films?
Do we have any of the same ones?