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Formula for tears.

THE film most likely to make us cry is the Bette Midler movie Beaches, according to a psychologist who claims to have found the formula for the perfect weepie.

Professor Kim Bard of Portsmouth University devised a mathematical formula combining films' tear counts, their "sad and inspirational themes" and "happy highs".

The Top 10 weepies according to Sky+HD are : Beaches, The Colour Purple, Schindler's List, Philadelphia, Nights in Rodanthe, PS I Love You, Meet Joe Black, Terms of Endearment, One True Thing, Love Story
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 18, 2009
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