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Something tells me I may not be the only Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge participant to pick this answer, but I have to go with The Princess Bride as my “go to” movie for a pick-me-up.
It’s a whimsical fairy tale that has aged pretty well over the past thirty-three years and doesn’t require the audience to do any heavy thinking.
There are so many quotable pieces of dialogue from it. I will admit to occasionally using them in conversations that are in no way related to fairy tales, magic, finding your one true love, or fighting off Rodents of Unusual Size.
I mean, where else would a character like Inigo Montoya apologize for trying to kill someone in the middle of a sword fight but still go back to their murderous ways immediately?
This isn’t something I’ve seen repeated quite the same in any other fantasy film. There’s something truly magical about these characters and their quests, noble and otherwise.
And, yes, the book version is just as much fun if any of you haven’t read it yet and were curious.
33 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: My “Go To” Movie for a Pick-Me-Up
Ooh I’ve not yet read/watched The Princess Bride but it’s been on my list for years! I’ve heard so much about it and I’m especially glad to hear that it’s aged well.
It’s such a fun film. I hope you like it.
It’s a great movie. I love it. 🙂
Oh, I love The Princess Bride! Both the book and the movie were great. If you haven’t seen it yet, look up the baby who looks like the inconceivable guy. Gives me a good laugh every time!
Oh, that was fantastic. Thanks for the recommendation.
Very rarely does a day go by I don’t quote SOMETHING from “The Princess Bride”. From “he’s only almost dead” to “I’m not a witch, I’m your wife” and sending off family members with “Have fun storming the castle!”… and so many other classics. It’s a really awesome movie. Good choice!!
Thanks! I thought you’d like it, too. 🙂
I have never seen the princess bride but it is on my list to!
Oh, it’s fantastic. I hope you love it when you do watch it.
I love this movie and it always makes me think of my mom. I’d come home from school and she’d be watching it on TV so we’d all sit down and watch it with her. Amusingly enough, I have a feeling, my kids will see this movie in 20 years and tell their kids, “Your grandmother loved this movie.” LO
Oh, that’s lovely.
One of the greatest movies of all time. It does have some great lines. I used to quote Wesley to my students when he said, “Learn to live with disappointment.”
It sure is. And it’s awesome that you quoted Wesley to your students.
Okay, another Princess Bride. I’m going to rent it tonight. Good list. Thanks for sharing. Here’s mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesdays-blog-challenge-my-go-tobook-or-movie-for-a-pick-me-up/
Oh, you’re in for a treat. Pop some popcorn (if you like it) and enjoy.
This is a PERFECT pick-me-up movie. It’s one of the few that I can watch any time.
Great choice, and yes — I’m not at all surprised that it’s a popular one for this prompt.
My list is here.
I didn’t see the Princess Bride until a couple of years ago when I got dragged to a cinema screening (some kind of anniversary I think!) wish I’d discovered it earlier!
I’m glad you finally discovered it. 🙂
I do love The Princess Bride!! Great pick!
It’s a great quotable movie. I’m one of the few people who know the book better than the movie. It was actually a while before I saw the movie.
It’s cool you read the book first.
Oh, dear Westley has had my heart since I was a kid. Good pick, Lydia!
Thank you! And Westley is the best.
LOVED THIS! The Princess Bride is so much fun. Fabulous choice for a pick-me-up.
Now I’ve got the Westley-love sighs. Siiiiiigh.
Thank you very much. Isn’t it a great film?
Shockingly I’ve never seen it, although I know all the quotes. I’ll have to try it.
I hope you love it!
I go to Edinburgh & the Highlands of Scotland each year, and each year I watch Sunshine on Leith, which never fails to put a spring in my step!