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Last updated at 15:33 GMT, Thursday, 07 March 2013

Why we love a film that makes us cry

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway starred in the Oscar-winning tearjerker, Les Miserables.

Do films like Les Miserables make you cry? Rob and Feifei discuss why we love to watch films that bring out an emotional response, and cause us to blub and sob.

We hear how watching a film gives us a chance to let our emotions out and learn several expressions to describe crying and feeling upset.

This week's question:

Which film won the most ever Oscar awards?

a) Ben Hur

b) Slumdog Millionaire

c) Gone With The Wind

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.


Why we love a film that makes us cry

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to burst into tears

to start crying loudly and suddenly


feeling that you might start to cry

a weepy

a film that makes you cry

a tearjerker

(also) a film that makes you cry

to blub

to cry noisily

a sob story

a story someone tells to get sympathy

goose bumps

small bumps on your skin caused by being scared, excited, upset or cold

to cry your heart out

to cry uncontrollably

it's a crying shame

it's regrettable, unfortunate or unfair

to cry over spilt milk

to waste time worrying about something small or something that cannot be changed



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