Why Men Should Cry at Movies

“Crying at movies has become, for me, a quasi-ritual act, an opportunity to let a piece of art disarm my defenses and remind me how to, well, feel — to sit with a moment and be empathetic and vulnerable, to react without an agenda.”

Any men looking for an excuse to unleash the water works during their next trip to the cineplex will want to read this one.

In the New York Times, Kevin Lincoln explains why men should cry at movies and compares doing so to “emotional bodybuilding.”

He calls it “excellent practice for comprehending your emotions and welcoming them back into your life, maybe for the first time since childhood.”