History TearJerker / MissSaigon

7th May '16 9:08:55 PM DrOO7
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* ''MissSaigon'' might just be worse than ''MadameButterfly'', considering it's partly set during the Vietnam War.



** Chris' agonized scream of "KIM!" as he makes one final, desperate attempt to find her before being dragged onto the helicopter and forced to leave doesn't help.

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** Chris' agonized scream of "KIM!" as he makes one final, desperate attempt to find her before being dragged onto the helicopter and forced to leave doesn't help. It's even worse in the revival, where he now follows it with a tearful, "I'M ''SORRY''!"



* "I Still Believe", where in stark contrast to their previous scene (embracing on the balcony of her room), we see a despairing Kim alone in a hovel, praying for Chris to come back to her, while simultaneously seeing him thousands of miles away. . .in bed with his new wife. Only 1/3rd of the way through the play and from that scene alone, we know it's going to end sadly, somehow.
** The song "I Still Believe", three years after the fall of Saigon and all the promises Chris had made to her, Kim is in a Vietnamese Slum House alongside countless others, still holding out hope that Chris will return for her. Meanwhile across the world in America, Chris is seen in bed with ''his wife'' Ellen, having a nightmare and screaming out Kim's name, and Ellen, still in the dark about her husband's past, wonders what is causing his sleepless nights. And in a beautiful, heartbreaking moment, both women, who know nothing of each other's existence, sing of their love for their ''husband'' Chris, and how they Still Believe.

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* "I Still Believe", where in stark contrast to their previous scene (embracing on the balcony of her room), we see a despairing Kim alone in a hovel, praying for Chris to come back to her, while simultaneously seeing him thousands of miles away. . .in bed with his new wife. Only 1/3rd of the way through the play and from that scene alone, we know it's going to end sadly, somehow.
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somehow. The song "I Still Believe", three years after the fall of Saigon and all the promises Chris had made to her, Kim is in a Vietnamese Slum House alongside countless others, still holding out hope that Chris will return for her. Meanwhile across the world in America, Chris is seen in bed with ''his wife'' Ellen, having a nightmare and screaming out Kim's name, and Ellen, still in the dark about her husband's past, wonders what is causing his sleepless nights. And in a beautiful, heartbreaking moment, scene itself doesn't help, as both women, who know nothing of each other's existence, sing of their love for their ''husband'' Chris, and how they Still Believe.
4th Jul '15 3:37:57 PM DrOO7
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** The song "I Still Believe", three years after the fall of Saigon and all the promises Chris had made to her, Kim is in a Vietnamese Slum House alongside countless others, still holding out hope that Chris will return for her. Meanwhile across the world in America, Chris is seen in bed with ''his wife'' Ellen, having a nightmare and screaming out Kim's name, and Ellen, still in the dark about her husband's past, wonders what is causing his sleepless nights. And in a beautiful, heartbreaking moment, both women, who know nothing of each other's existence, sing of their love for their ''husband'' Chris, and how they Still Believe.



* The song "I Still Believe", three years after the fall of Saigon and all the promises Chris had made to her, Kim is in a Vietnamese Slum House alongside countless others, still holding out hope that Chris will return for her. Meanwhile across the world in America, Chris is seen in bed with ''his wife'' Ellen, having a nightmare and screaming out Kim's name, and Ellen, still in the dark about her husband's past, wonders what is causing his sleepless nights. And in a beautiful, heartbreaking moment, both women, who know nothing of each other's existence, sing of their love for their ''husband'' Chris, and how they Still Believe.
11th Jun '15 11:36:32 AM twilicorn
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*** [[{{Pinkbaron}} This troper]] started tearing up during a minute-and-a-half version of it. It's ''that'' damn powerful.



* The song "I Still Believe", three years after the fall of Saigon and all the promises Chris had made to her, Kim is in a Vietnamese Slum House alongside countless others, still holding out hope that Chris will return for her. Meanwhile across the world in America, Chris is seen in bed with ''his wife'' Ellen, having a nightmare and screaming out Kim's name, and Ellen, still in the dark about her husband's past, wonders what is causing his sleepless nights. And in a beautiful, heartbreaking moment, both women, who know nothing of each other's existence, sing of their love for their ''husband'' Chris, and how they Still Believe.

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* The song "I Still Believe", three years after the fall of Saigon and all the promises Chris had made to her, Kim is in a Vietnamese Slum House alongside countless others, still holding out hope that Chris will return for her. Meanwhile across the world in America, Chris is seen in bed with ''his wife'' Ellen, having a nightmare and screaming out Kim's name, and Ellen, still in the dark about her husband's past, wonders what is causing his sleepless nights. And in a beautiful, heartbreaking moment, both women, who know nothing of each other's existence, sing of their love for their ''husband'' Chris, and how they Still Believe.Believe.
* "I'd Give My Life For You" is also Crowning Music of Awesome.
27th Apr '15 5:57:43 PM ajitter89
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* The song "I Still Believe", three years after the fall of Saigon and all the promises Chris had made to her, Kim is in a Vietnamese Slum House alongside countless others, still holding out hope that Chris will return for her. Meanwhile across the world in America, Chris is seen in bed with ''his wife'' Ellen, having a nightmare and screaming out Kim's name, and Ellen, still in the dark about her husband's past, wonders what is causing his sleepless nights. And in a beautiful, heartbreaking moment, both women, who know nothing of each other's existence, sing of their love for their ''husband'' Chris, and how they Still Believe.
19th Mar '15 3:55:43 PM rememberthehood1941
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* After Kim, the Engineer and Tam escape Vietnam, Kim sings a Awesome/Heartwarming song of how she will make sure Tam has the opportunity to do anything he desires, leading the audience to hope that Kim and Tam may get a happy ending...and then the chorus begin singing in a round that reminds us that this won't be so.

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* After Kim, the Engineer and Tam escape Vietnam, Kim sings a Awesome/Heartwarming stirring song of how she will make sure Tam has the opportunity to do anything he desires, leading the audience to hope that Kim and Tam may get a happy ending...and then the chorus begin singing in a round that reminds us that this won't be so.
19th Mar '15 3:55:27 PM rememberthehood1941
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* After Kim, the Engineer and Tam escape Vietnam, Kim sings a HeartWarming song of how she will make sure Tam has the opportunity to do anything he desires, leading the audience to hope that Kim and Tam may get a happy ending...and then the chorus begin singing in a round that reminds us that this won't be so.

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* After Kim, the Engineer and Tam escape Vietnam, Kim sings a HeartWarming Awesome/Heartwarming song of how she will make sure Tam has the opportunity to do anything he desires, leading the audience to hope that Kim and Tam may get a happy ending...and then the chorus begin singing in a round that reminds us that this won't be so.
19th Mar '15 3:54:47 PM rememberthehood1941
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* After Kim, the Engineer and Tam escape Vietnam, Kim sings a HeartWarming song of how she will make sure Tam has the opportunity to do anything he desires, leading the audience to hope that Kim and Tam may get a happy ending...and then the chorus begin singing in a round that reminds us that this won't be so.
--> '''First Group''': No place, no home. No life, no hope. No chance, no change.
--> '''Second Group''': No regret. No return. No goodbye.
--> '''Third Group''': One day. One night. One day.
16th Mar '15 10:18:27 AM CapnAndy
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** Right after [[spoiler: Kim's suicide]], the score plays a few bars from the Engineer's "American Dream" motif. Sure, it represents America... but an idealized, hyper-capitalist America that's just a dream and doesn't really exist. It feels uncomfortably like the play is ''mocking'' Kim.
5th Jul '14 9:59:57 PM PrinceKaen
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* Kim's BigNo after she is forced to [[spoiler: kill Thuy.]] Despite everything he did, he was still [[spoiler: her cousin]], and she clearly cared for him even if she didn't love him romantically.
5th Jul '14 9:58:13 PM PrinceKaen
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** The real kick in the ass is that [[spoiler: Tam most likely ''will'' forget about her.]] He's two years old, and most people can only remember things from the age of three on. Unless he's one of the exceptions, he'll have no memory of [[spoiler: his biological mother.]]

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** The real kick in the ass is that [[spoiler: Tam most likely ''will'' forget about her.]] He's two years old, and most people can only remember things from the age of three on. Unless he's one of the exceptions, he'll have no memory of [[spoiler: his biological mother.]]mother]] and everything she did to protect him.
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