Happy Wednesday everybody! Today I’m back with another favorite romantic movie moment of mine, and yes, it’s another tearjerker. We all know that the ones that make us reach for the tissues are the BEST ones! So I’ll just dive right to into it. Remember, each day you participate in the countdown is another entry toward the lovely gift basket and dozen cake pops. If you missed a day, go back here via the links provided (Day 1 has a picture of the prizes as well as a full rundown of the basket contents).
Today’s movie moment is from another one of my favorite romantic films. While the debate rages on whether the book is better than the movie, or vice-verse, I find myself emotionally moved by this film every time I watch it. The Time Traveler’s wife stars one of my favorite actresses, Rachel McAdams in the role of a woman dealing with the unimaginable: a husband who–outside of his own free will–has the ability to travel through time. Their journey is hard one, with several hard moments as well as plenty of beautiful ones. It’s hard to pick my favorite scene because there are so many; from romantic to heartbreaking but I settled on this one. It is a little bit of both. I won’t give away the twist for those who haven’t seen it, but in this clip Henry, Clare’s husband, has traveled forward in time to a wife and child that haven’t seen him for years. He travels at random, not at will, yet they still think to leave clothes for him so that when he shows up naked, he has something to put on. The part that gets me every time is watching as Clare realizes Henry is home and comes running across the field to him. You can hear the desperation in her voice, because she knows that he may not have much time and she has missed him before, arriving too late–just as he was disappearing to travel back. It doesn’t matter how many times I watch this film, when I watch Clare running to him across the field, tears spring to my eyes and my heart pounds until I’m literally yelling–RUN!–at the screen. Those heart-pounding seconds where you don’t know if she’ll make it or not choke me up. Every. Single. Time.
While The Time Traveler’s Wife is a great movie and book, it has an ending that could be interpreted as either tragic or happy, depending on your point of view. Many people can appreciate a tragic ending, but there are others who hate sad endings and wish to see things turn out happily for all. What about you? Are you okay with a beautiful yet tragic ending, or are your opposed to the idea of a romance ending sadly? Sound off below in the comments to enter for the basket and be sure to enter on the Rafflecopter as well so that your entry counts. Come back tomorrow for another tear-jerking romantic movie moment, and don’t forget to follow along on the Facebook event page, so that you don’t miss a single day of the countdown, or the amazing side gifts I’ll be giving away to those who join:http://www.facebook.com/events/533846256647015/