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. or Amazon Prime Video.
What sounds good on a miserable night? aahhh…The
Who doesn’t love this movie? It is the perfect Chick Flick. Why?
Because it’s about true love. “Do you think that happens every day?”
The Perfect Romantic Chick Flick
The Princess Bride is a great date movie because it has enough swordplay to keep your boyfriend/husband/significant other interested. If not that, he will enjoy the lovely, young .
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.
You can’t really call yourself a true lover of Chick Flicks unless you have seen The Princess Bride 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 Princess Bride has Everything
“Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, chases, escapes, true love, miracles.”
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 (Wallace Shawn and Mandy Patinkin, and Andre’ The Giant) plot to kidnap the princess bride. Meanwhile, Billy Crystal and Carol Cane play Miracle Max and his wife Valerie.
I could go on forever, but I will get back to the movie. Where was I?…Oh yeah…
The Princess Bride is a wonderful family movie because the youngsters will love the adventure of this extremely fractured fairy tale.
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(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’ve never seen The Princess Bride?
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