film recommendation #6

Monday, 27 August 2012

My best friend can't watch sad films. And I understand why. The feeling you're left with can be heart-wrenching, but that's why I love them. Apart from being the perfect accompaniment for a day when all you want to do is cry, they sort of put your own life into perspective too. It could be worse.

I think I've watched The Greatest (2009) three times now. It follows the aftermath of death and how it affects the people left behind. It carries a mixture of emotions. You're uncomfortable watching it at times for the exposed grief, and the next you'll be smiling (albeit with a tear running down your cheek) at the brief lost moments of happiness.

With Susan Sarandon, Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Johnson and the ever delightful Carey Mulligan, this film is a must-see if you have a well-stocked box of tissues.


  1. I love a good tear jerker and I havent seen this one. It's now on my list.

  2. this film sounds brilliant. definitely checking it out! thanks for the review

    The Young Bridget Jones

  3. ooh thanks will check it out, i like films and shows that get the emotions bubbling up xo

  4. I haven't heard of this film but it sounds great as long as you've got a box of kleenex by your side.. :) xx


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