In The Vow, Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams play a newlywed couple whose happily ever after is interrupted by a car accident. She wakes up with severe memory loss that causes her to forget who he is, forcing him to win her heart all over the again. Sounds like a Valentine’s date tearjerker if there ever was one.
At the film’s Hollywood premiere last night, the cast discussed the films that reliably made them misty, no matter how many times they’ve seen them. There were a few surprises mixed in with the popular tearjerkers. For example, former stripper and G.I. Joe star Channing Tatum has a soft spot for a Johnny Depp/Kate Winslet melodrama. “I cry at Finding Neverland a lot,” he said. “I don’t know [why]. When they take her and then there’s the really magical part in the movie for some reason, I am just like, ‘Eh, waaa.’”
Others were more conventional with their selections. “I always cry at Titanic,” said Jessica McNamee. “No brainer. I’m a sucker for Romeo + Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio. And also The Notebook. For me, it’s the Alzheimer’s part. It’s awfully sad.”
And then there’s Dillon Casey, who tears up at that most famous cinematic father-son moment. No, it’s not Field of Dreams. “When Vader says, ‘Luke, I’m your father,’ in The Empire Strikes Back, how could you not cry? It’s such an epic scene. Also it is such a part of my childhood and it brings back so many memories when I see it.”
Click through for red-carpet photos and more favorite tearjerkers:
(Reporting by Carrie Bell)
NEXT: Rachel McAdams