“Take This Waltz” is a poignant and raw exploration of love, desire, and the complexities of relationships. It dives into emotional depths with authenticity, leaving a lasting impact on viewers. Even though it wasn’t a box-office hit, this 2011 drama has a lot going for it. “Take This Waltz,” directed by Sarah Polley, is a relationship drama-comedy with a great cast, including the NY comedian Sarah Silverman.
One of the most paused scenes in the movie is when Silverman appears for the first time wearing a bathing suit and looking quite sexy. People had to pause due to sheer disbelief that they were seeing the raunchy comedienne in anything other than her regular jeans and t-shirt in a stand-up bar.
Furious 7 (2015)
Ever since the first film of the "Fast & Furious" film series came out in 2001, it has been one of the highest-grossing films in Hollywood. It was an unexpected tragedy when Paul Walker, one of its stars, passed away in 2013. The directors decided to give the actor a nostalgic goodbye moment in the 7th installment, "Furious 7."
The scene with the “last ride,” showing Brian O’Conner for the last time, was extremely emotional, and it had viewers pausing it repeatedly to get one last look at Walker. Overall, the movie revs up the adrenaline with its high-octane action sequences, heartfelt tributes to its star, and a thrilling blend of fast cars and explosive stunts.
The Good Wife (Season 2, 2010)
CBS really hit the jackpot when it aired its hit series The Good Wife in 2009. The show, which ran for seven seasons, stars Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles. The legal drama series shows these two characters having a crazy attraction for each other since the first episode, but nothing happens.
For a long, long time. Finally, in the second season finale, they kiss, and you just can’t believe it’s happening. Audiences paused this scene several times just to rewatch the anticipated moment. The captivating legal drama balances intricate storytelling, compelling characters, and thought-provoking themes, making it a must-watch series for intelligent and gripping television fans.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" delivers epic battles, nostalgic callbacks, and a satisfying conclusion to the saga, leaving fans exhilarated and emotionally fulfilled. Its breathtaking visuals and iconic moments make it a thrilling space opera. It may not have been the best Star Wars film, but it certainly had an all-star cast.
In fact, one of the most paused scenes in the movie is when Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda makes a cameo appearance right at the end. In the final scene, when everybody is celebrating the defeat of the Final Order, you can spot Miranda jumping around for joy as one of the pilots.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Undoubtedly, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is a swashbuckling adventure with captivating characters, stunning visuals, and thrilling action sequences that reignite the franchise's magic. The movie is one of Hollywood’s most profitable and successful film sagas, and its cast is even more spectacular.
In the 2017 installment, the actor list includes Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, and dozens of other A-listers. One celebrity we weren’t expecting to see was the ex-Beatle Paul McCartney! Audiences were shocked and paused this scene over and over when Paul made an appearance as Uncle Jack in the film.