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This movie gives me such a depressed feeling and I dont even know why


I have no idea why because it isn't THAT great of a movie. I didn't connect to any of the characters at all plus I didn't like the 'Heaven'. I didn't enjoy it as a movie at all.

But for some reason it always leaves me with a depressed, painful feeling and its one of few movies to do this to me. I don't even know why it does this considering I didn't care for any of the characters at all. But I think it might be the concept I found painful: finding your soul-mate only to have your lives ripped apart via the kids' deaths, then your husband's. And to top it all, being sent to Hell. Plus it could be because they were the 'perfect couple' which is so hard to find especially nowadays.

It just gave me this weird depressed sad feeling and I don't know why. I wonder if anyone else felt the same way.

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The passing of Robin Williams, perhaps?



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No; I had the same feeling before he passed. :(

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I feel the exact same way. Movies rarely make me cry. This movie has me crying like a baby and feeling sad for days afterwards. This is the only movie that does that to me. I don't think it's a great film but obviously it is well made to illicit these emotions from me.

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There are parts of this movie that are dark, bleak, and visually disturbing, while dealing with death, dying and emotional torment. Whether you liked the movie/characters or not, it dosen't exactly take Freud to figure out why some may be upset by that.

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You dont like movie, but it always leaves you depressed. Why you always watching it if you dont like it?

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You just have to let it make you appreciate life while you're here. No sense in being depressed at all.

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The film maker used every cheap trick to summon tears that exist. It was designed to elicit sadness from something we all connect to. The rest of the movie just left the trauma hanging and never resolved anything.

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I absolutely agree. I know what you mean. The movie is actually pretty terrible in terms of pacing, quality and acting but it evokes such a sense of despair. The scene with his son lying inside the coffin in the dark during the funeral was one of the scenes that made my heart just drop.

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I feel the same way, and I think I know why. I’m a Christian, and the after-life depicted here runs contrary to my beliefs. We all have a God-shaped hole, and the New Age-y beliefs in this movie are akin to trying to stick a square peg in a round hole. It looks and sounds nice, but it isn’t truth.

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