Is The Yearling a sad movie?
I knew that the film was based upon a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, and I knew it had a reputation for being sad, but I’d never read the book or seen the film, so I was curious.
Was it really as sad as people say?
So I Google’d “Is The Yearling sad?”
When Google returned its results, an answer appeared in paragraph form on the top of the results page. It read:
“Parents need to know that this movie has a few tense and sad scenes that may upset younger or more sensitive kids, but overall it’s a fine family film. A young boy dies, and a mother shoots her son’s pet deer.”
A few tense and sad scenes?
“A young boy dies, and a mother shoots her son’s pet deer” is one of the saddest sentences I’ve read in a long time.
I’ve still never seen the movie, but I’m quite sure that the answer should’ve read:
“Yes, it’s sad! A little boy dies! Also, a mother murders her child’s beloved pet deer. How much sadder can a movie get?”