Friday Night Movie Recommendation: The Princess Bride

Friday Night Movie Recommendation: The Princess Bride

Hello and happy Friday, all! This week has been crazy for me. I’m terribly sorry for not keeping up with all the posts that have been going up from all my fellow bloggers out there. I feel like the Queen of Slime, the Queen of Filth, the Queen of Putrescence. Boo. Boo. Rubbish. Filth. Slime. Muck. Boo. Boo. Boo.*

*Beware, this post is funny and full of quotes (even though Game of Thrones doesn’t have anything to do with The Princess Bride). 

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I promise to get back on top of reading all your wonderful posts this week, now that some of the crazy has died down. Mostly because I have a new job! Yay me! I have been with the same company for almost ten years (since high school!) and was looking for a change.  It is a company similar to Dread Pirate Roberts, who never left captives alive.  I’m nervous about the change but also very excited.

I chose The Princess Bride for my recommendation tonight because I feel like Westley is a pretty good role model for upward movement. He started as a lowly stableboy and then worked his way up to the new Dread Pirate Roberts. He’s a true testament that hard work and dedication go a long way. That, and this movie teaches a valuable life lesson  about classic blunders—the most famous of which is, “Never get involved in a land war in Asia”—but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line”!

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For those of you who haven’t seen it (Inconceivable!), The Princess Bride is about a young boy who has to stay home from school because he is sick and his grandfather comes over to read to him while he’s in bed. The story he reads him is of a beautiful young girl named Buttercup (Robin Wright) who falls in love with a stableboy named Westley (Cary Elwes). When he goes off to prove himself, Buttercup becomes betrothed to the maniacal Prince Humperdinck. Then, Buttercup is kidnapped to start a war and Westley sets out to rescue her.

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This movie is a hilarious fantasy adventure that is so genuine and clever, everyone needs to watch it at least once. There are so many interesting characters and some truly wonderful moments. Also, it teaches us about mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam… And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva… So tweasure your wuv.

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Give it a watch. You owe it to yourself. You’re in for a lot of fun… you might even love it. And, true love is the greatest thing in the world. Except for a nice MLT – mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky, I love that.

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41 thoughts on “Friday Night Movie Recommendation: The Princess Bride

  1. Great review, Mel, of one of my favourite movies. I really like how you snuck in those references. This movie infinitely quotable and ultimately enjoyable. I love how it spoofs fairy tale tropes, by turning them on their heads: goody guy wears back, a friendly giant, etc.

    You mention the story technique of the movie really being a story read to a child. I love how it hops back to reality, like during the water creature attack. Brilliant storytelling. Super fun adventure. Thanks sharing the wealth and pointing out this cult classic to some new viewers.

    Psst… congrats on the new job. Change like this can be scary, but rewarding. Good luck. Enjoy your “new world”.

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    1. Hey, Dan! Sorry I haven’t stopped by your site lately. I promise to rectify that in the near future 🙂 This movie is so easily quotable! It’s one of my favourites too. It’s so clever they way they plays with fairytale stereotypes. You make so many great points. I love the shrieking eels scene!

      Thanks for the congrats. It is really scary, since I’ve been in the same company for so long but it’s much overdue. I really appreciate the words of encouragement

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      1. Hey Mel! No worries. Life happens. I totally understand. That’s why movies like this are so special. They can help blow off some steam, and brighten up your day.

        And you’re welcome. Us Canadians, we gotta support each other 😉 Enjoy the next step in “You.”

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  2. This post is awesome, my #satanicbestie and this movie is one of the greatest things ever made!

    You have six fingers on your right hand? I know someone who is looking for you.

    #sataniclampsalways
    #satanicdoorknobs
    #nosnakes
    #nooatmeal
    #squintiesforver

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    1. I will watch this if Isaacs watches “Dumb & Dumber”. “C-bass and the fellas offered to pick up our check.”

      Fox, you’ve seen Dumb & Dumber, haven’t you?

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      1. Isaacs hasn’t seen it, which is why I asked; just didn’t want to assume, b/c I had already assumed Eric saw D&D until i made a D&D reference on his blog and he informs he hadn’t seen it.

        Tell him he needs to watch. I will watch Princess Bride if he does.

        And YOU need to watch “The Hidden Face” which is a Spanish thriller unlike anything you’ve seen before; just DO NOT watch the trailer ahead of time because the trailer REVEALS the TWIST! Don’t read about it or the twist will be spoiled. Just go in cold and trust my expertise opinion. Isaacs will also vouch that it’s good.

        So I propose:

        Gary watches Princess Bride; Isaacs watches Dumb & Dumber; Fox watches “The Hidden Face”.

        Maybe we can even collaborate on a post together and each give mini-reviews on IPC site after shitfest ends.

        So…maybe try to watch these and have a mini review written by end of August??

        I think is a good idea.

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