Actor and writer Aaron Abrams (you may remember him from such roles as Matthew Weisz on Blindspot and Brian Zeller on Hannibal) got into a long confessional-meets-debate thread going on Twitter this week. He posted a simple question to which we can all relate…and could answer (if we aren’t too embarrassed).
THREAD. Most embarrassing movie that made you cry on a plane?— Aaron Abrams (@MrAaronAbrams) January 18, 2018
Let’s all unburden ourselves from shame and and blame it on the altitude.
Abrams got a lot of responses from people who just couldn’t help shedding a tear, or, fine, blubbering like little kids, at movies they found to be inexplicably emotionally resonant. While in public. While hurtling through the sky. What’s really fun is that Abrams empathizes or mock-empathizes with almost every single person who owned up to their airplane-ugly-cry-film choice, many of which are not movies that one would normally think of as “cry” movies. (It must be something about the air pressure.)
27 Dresses. I loathe romantic comedies, yet I sobbed like a baby. I was a complete mess. Definitely the altitude.— Zoe Margolis (@girlonetrack) January 18, 2018
I hear you Zoe. This is a safe space.— Aaron Abrams (@MrAaronAbrams) January 18, 2018
I mean, she did have SO many dresses.
Boss Baby ?— Chrissyinwm (@chrissyinwm) January 18, 2018
You might be winning this.— Aaron Abrams (@MrAaronAbrams) January 18, 2018
The Intern. HE TRIED SO HARD and he was lonely and also I took too much Ativan.— sophie dinicol (@esscdee) January 18, 2018
I have to see this now.— Aaron Abrams (@MrAaronAbrams) January 18, 2018