You’ve never heard the phrase “pull my finger” carry so much dramatic weight. (Seriously.) 
5 Movies That Don’t Get Enough Credit for Being Tearjerkers

#5. Children of Men: The Freedom to Rebel
Despite its high-concept sci-fi conceit, Children of Men is not a cold, stylish film. Instead, the movie’s conceit is examined through the lives of very real characters. … I actually cry all the way through this movie, but I tried to pick one scene to highlight. At one point, Theo seeks refuge from immigration soldiers at the country home of Jasper Palmer, played by Michael Caine. Jasper is a former editorial cartoonist who cares for his wife, who is completely catatonic after being brutally tortured years earlier for her work as a photojournalist. Here is a couple that fought The Man and lost. And now the fight is taken from them. Jasper’s wife cannot speak and requires constant care. Jasper must keep his head down and keep himself alive so he can care for her. He provides shelter for Theo, and it brings trouble his way. Jasper knows his wife will die of starvation without his care, so he euthanizes her and goes out to meet his certain death. But standing as one man alone, he can tell The Man to fuck off for the first time in years.

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You’ve never heard the phrase “pull my finger” carry so much dramatic weight. (Seriously.) 

5 Movies That Don’t Get Enough Credit for Being Tearjerkers

#5. Children of Men: The Freedom to Rebel

Despite its high-concept sci-fi conceit, Children of Men is not a cold, stylish film. Instead, the movie’s conceit is examined through the lives of very real characters. … I actually cry all the way through this movie, but I tried to pick one scene to highlight. At one point, Theo seeks refuge from immigration soldiers at the country home of Jasper Palmer, played by Michael Caine. Jasper is a former editorial cartoonist who cares for his wife, who is completely catatonic after being brutally tortured years earlier for her work as a photojournalist. Here is a couple that fought The Man and lost. And now the fight is taken from them. Jasper’s wife cannot speak and requires constant care. Jasper must keep his head down and keep himself alive so he can care for her. He provides shelter for Theo, and it brings trouble his way. Jasper knows his wife will die of starvation without his care, so he euthanizes her and goes out to meet his certain death. But standing as one man alone, he can tell The Man to fuck off for the first time in years.

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