I read a book this past weekend that made me cry. Ordinary People by Judith Guest is a novel about an ordinary family and how they respond to a death of a child and a subsequent suicide attempt by their other child. I haven't read a novel permeated with that much sadness in some time, in spite of the relatively happy ending.
Then I watched the most absurd movie ever, called My Sassy Girl. Guy's cousin dies, cousin's girlfriend recreates her relationship with guy to get over cousin, finally they fall in love themselves. Who thought that up?