The Princess Bride: The Perfect Chick Flick

It is pouring rain on a Friday night and my cable TV is not working. UGH! This is an epic tragedy. I was planning a nice evening snuggled under a warm  blankie, with a glass of wine to watch old movies on TCM. Instead I turned to my collection of old standby DVDs.

What sounds good on a miserable night? aahhhThe The Princess Bride.

Who doesn’t love this movie? It has everything…. “Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles.”  You can’t call yourself a true lover of Chick Flicks unless you have seen this movie at least 5 times and can quote all the great lines.

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die”

“You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles. “

“This is true love – you think this happens every day? ”

” As you wish.”

The Perfect Chick Flick

Princess BrideAndre, The Giant, playing Fezzik, the Giant…Billy Crystal and Carol Cane as Miracle Max and his wife Valerie.

could go on forever, but I will get back to the movie. Where was I?…Oh yeah…

This is also a great date movie because it has enough sword play to keep your boyfriend/husband/significant other interested. If not that, he will enjoy the lovely, young future Mrs Sean Penn, Robin Wright.

The story starts as a grandfather (Peter Falk) reads a story to his sick grandson (a very young Fred Savage). He tells him the tale of Wesley, a poor farm boy and the beautiful princess bride, Buttercup.

The adventure continues as Wesley is kidnaped by pirates, Buttercup reluctantly agrees to marry Prince Humperdink. Meanwhile  a band of rogues  including a softhearted giant with a gift for rhyme, a Spanish swordsman and a brilliant Sicilian plot to kidnap the princess bride.  Director Rob Reiner does a great job combining comedy and adventure, without the movie being too silly.

The Princess Bride is a wonderful family movie because the youngsters will love the adventure of this extremely fractured fairy tale. And its the perfect Chick Flick. Why? Because it’s about true love. Do you think that happens every day?

I really love this movie! What’s not to like? Deep down, even a hard-core , success driven career woman like me wants to be a princess. Who wouldn’t want a handsome prince like Cary Elwes (or Cary Grant)  to battle giants, climb the “Cliffs of Insanity” and fight a duel for us? I would love to hear from you. Let me know what you think.

What is your favorite scene and/or line from The Princess Bride?
You have never seen The Princess Bride?
About Clara Mathews

Clarabela (Clara Mathews) is freelance web content copywriter, professional blogger and Hugh Jackman fan. In addition to writing about her love of movies at, Clarabela is also a regular contributor to DignityZine.  Follow Just Chick Flicks on Facebook.