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Million Dollar Movie

This might pick you up. The Princess Bride is a clunky-looking movie but it retains much of the novel’s charm. Funny performances, a good, exceedingly quotable script, and really, who cares how cheesy it looks? That doesn’t take away from the movie’s pleasures. Movie is worth watching, book worth reading.


1 Ben   ~  Oct 9, 2012 9:10 am

My son wants to be Inigo Montoya for Halloween. Geez. One year he wanted to be a beet farmer. I mean, they're cool ideas, but what ever happened to being a cowboy or a hobo. Those costumes are easy and need no explanation.

2 rbj   ~  Oct 9, 2012 10:21 am


3 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 9, 2012 10:34 am

[2] You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

I love that line! I've used it in a lot of situations over the years, including presentations at work.

[0] It might look cheesy, but that's part of its lasting charm. There are a lot of 80s movies that feel ridiculously outdated if you watch them now. Not so The Princess Bride.

4 Ben   ~  Oct 9, 2012 10:56 am

lukie says the Inigo Montoya line, and I reply, "STOP saying THAT!" make my daughter crack up.

Also, if I want him to attack me, all i say is, "Rodents' Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist." and he jumps on me like an ROUS.

5 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 9, 2012 11:13 am

Anybody want a peanut?

6 YankeeAbby   ~  Oct 9, 2012 1:07 pm

This movie is one of my all time favorites for so many reasons and it has provided my friends endless opportunities to spew out the great quotes! My example is when I go out to Long Island to meet up with my friends for dinner, every time they drop me off at the train station to go home - one of them is guaranteed to shout "have fun stormin' the castle!"

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