Why do we think tears equal greatness? Why are there no comedies up for Academy Awards? Why aren't comedians up for Oscars? Getting people to laugh is much harder than getting people to cry. It's easy to get people to cry. Easy! EASY!
Plus, crying is not a great emotion. In this day and age I need no excuse to cry. I do, however, need more reasons to laugh. Comedies are doing the world a human service. Tear jerkers are just depressing us all! Maybe crap-sap film is the reason everyone's on Prozac.
And, as you can see, our need to see celebrities crying can be filled by these simple,
By the way, if you use the word "crap-sap" to define a crappy-sappy movie, you owe me a dollar. ;)