I watched The Princess Bride for only the second time yesterday and once again, I was in love with this film; its uber-goofy yet well-written characters and humor, its ultra-romantic fairy tale qualities, that hilarious musical score…oh and we can’t forget that unforgettable script that has dozens of quotable lines sprinkled throughout.
It’s not easy running into a perfect movie but this is actually one of those rare gems. Would you believe me if I told you that I nearly cried at the end when, as the grandfather’s grandson asked him to return the next day and read the book all over again, he said, “As you wish.” Gosh, I had to hold back a tsunami.
This movie is so freaking sweet. At times I found myself smiling so much my cheeks began to ache. Of course, there was plenty of laughter involved. There are a bunch of quotes that are hilarious in this film but undoubtedly my favorite is from Inigo Montoya, and no it’s not his most famous quote, which is great, but a smaller quote tacked in the middle of the film that is so funny it has brought me to tears twice! And that is this.
“That is the sound of ultimate suffering.”
If you’ve watched this film you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. I don’t know why exactly this quote cracks me up so much…well actually I do. It’s Inigo Montoya’s graveness at that moment, but he’s so goofy with all of his Spanish seriousness and bravado that it manages to hit my tickle button hard.
Oh, I could go on and on about this film and all of its loveliness, like the name Prince Humperdinck. Ha! Hilarious. However, I’ll leave my gushing here.
If you’ve never seen The Princess Bride I implore you to do so. It’s iconic for a reason and will probably leave you wanting to see it several more times. What a great movie!
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