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Tearjerker: The Shawshank Redemption
Brooks' fate is painfully hard-hitting. He is an old man devastated by the news of his parole and breaks in tears after attacking Heywood to prevent his imminent release. Once he's a free man, he's overwhelmed by modern life, especially cars, and barely able to keep up at his convenience store job due to his ailing hands and unsympathetic clients. He has nightmares every night, because he is so institutionalized that he is completely out of place in this brave new world. He decides not to stay.
Red's words also hurt.
He should've died in here.
Andy's "Get busy living" speech and his conversation with Red that ensues as Andy desperatly clings to his last happy memory and his only dream for the future while Red reflects on just how worthless his life will be once he does get out and how hope is just a "shitty pipe dream". The music does not help. Like at all. Of course this all gets completely turned on its head later but still....