Play.com Warns About the Movies That Reduce Grown Men to Tears
LONDON, Nov. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Play.com is warning that even the toughest British blokes could find themselves reduced to blubbering wrecks after the release of Toy Story 3 on DVD, following a poll identifying the Top 10 films that make grown men cry.
The e-tailer surveyed its male customers to create a “guy-cry” Top 10 of the film classics that force fellas to reach for the tissues, even if they don’t want to admit it in front of their mates. They include the first film in the Toy Story trilogy at No1 followed by Tom Hanks’ iconic role as Forrest Gump and then the final part of the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi, which ends with the heroic Luke Skywalker finally defeating the evil Empire.
While Toy Story, Forrest Gump and Return of the Jedi took the highest spots in the survey, the rest of the top ten included ET, Jerry McGuire, Titanic, The Notebook, Marley And Me, Shawshank Redemption and Up.
Other films named by men include: Saving Private Ryan, Dead Poets Society, Platoon, Babe, Short Circuit, Out of Africa and even the Arnie action classic – Terminator 2.
The results come as Toy Story 3 is released on DVD. In this instalment, Andy prepares to leave for college leaving Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the other toys wonder what will become of them, prompting many a chin wobbling moment among viewers.
Stuart Rowe, chief operating officer at Play.com, said: “Most men try to hide their feelings but sometimes you’ve just got to let it out. There’s no shame in having a few tears at a film. A good movie is meant to bring out emotion.”
“But we’ve been surprised by a couple of the choices that made our Top 10, so we want to warn our customers of the films that have the potential to make big boys cry so that they don’t face the embarrassment of breaking down in front of their mates while watching the DVD.”
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