Sunday, July 06, 2008

as...you...wish...

Can anyone explain to me why The Princess Bride is so great? I've seen it probably three or four times, and never thought it was particularly interesting. And if your answer is "because I thought it was awesome in 1987" - why? Articulate.

3 comments:

erin*carly said...

because my first boyfriend, who introduced me to the movie, looked remarkably like Cary Elwes.

(my other reason is 'because it's great!')

Sophist said...

WOW, a first boyfriend that looked like Cary Elwes back when Cary Elwes was hot? Not bad!!!

I liked the line, "I'm not left-handed either!"

grrrbear said...

Holy crap! All my girlfriends where I was their first boyfriend told me *I* looked like Cary Elwes, which was why they liked the movie so much too!

And believe me, there were *lots* of girlfriends! You betcha!

(Actually, I think it's funny because it has a lot of lines that are eminently quotable to Junior high kids, so those of us who saw it with friends back then immediately took them up as sorta-inside jokes. Repeating said lines even today still makes me giggle)