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To not "get" The Princess Bride

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00100001 Sat 23-Apr-16 18:21:59

Everyone tells me its hilarious and amazing

Its not confused


That is all. grin I love it.

One of the few occasions where the film is better than the book, too.

VestalVirgin Sat 23-Apr-16 18:25:34

I didn't find it that great, either. It is rather entertaining, and it has some really nice parts (the duel was hilarious), but it is not one of my favourite books.

You are not alone.

PuntasticUsername Sat 23-Apr-16 18:28:07


SauvignonBlanche Sat 23-Apr-16 18:28:11

I don't understand, how can you not love it? confused

I don't think YABU just misguided. wink

ThePrincessButtercup Sat 23-Apr-16 18:29:30

As you wish.

DoreenLethal Sat 23-Apr-16 18:29:39

So bad it is good type of thing.

WhereYouLeftIt Sat 23-Apr-16 18:31:49

I didn't even know it was a book until several years after I'd seen the film!

Luffs the film. YABU grin

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sat 23-Apr-16 18:31:53


44PumpLane Sat 23-Apr-16 18:32:24

Quit it now I mean it!!

Anybody wanna peanut?!

YABVVVU...... It's a classic!

(Though I imagine it's like all these "classic" 80's films, that they're only truly excellent if you remember them from back in the day. A colleague of mine saw The Goonies for the first time as an adult and thought it was naff, they are obviously wrong, but of course it's all in the eye of the beholder)! smile

Needmorechocolate Sat 23-Apr-16 18:33:24


soapboxqueen Sat 23-Apr-16 18:36:14


Bloody classic.

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.

GipsyDanger Sat 23-Apr-16 18:36:42


00100001 Sat 23-Apr-16 18:37:37

Its noooot funny.

Which bits are funny?


ShinyShinyShiny Sat 23-Apr-16 18:39:06

I only watched it for the first time 5-6 years ago and loved it. So funny.

Anniegetyourgun Sat 23-Apr-16 18:39:23

It's one of those "each to their own" situations innit. I love The Princess Bride but can forgive you for failing to appreciate it your loss. The Goonies, on the other hand, I found pretty ghastly (though to be fair I don't think I ever watched it properly).

soapboxqueen Sat 23-Apr-16 18:40:32

The goonies was seriously edited for TV.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sat 23-Apr-16 18:43:25

"Ah, but there's one thing you don't know. I am not left handed!"

<Fighty fighty fight>

"There's something I've got to tell you"


"I'm not left handed either"


MintyChapstick Sat 23-Apr-16 18:47:39

I agree with you OP. It completley bypassed my as a child, and I'm not sure how really because it seems to be my age who love it but I didn't actually watch it until I was an adult myself. I found it a bit shit as well if I'm honest. I don't get Labrynth with David Bowie either

The Goonies however is fabulous, and I refuse to hear a word said against it!

GinAndSonic Sat 23-Apr-16 18:50:39

The Princess Bride is outstanding, and I only saw it two years ago at the ripe old age of 27. Yabu.

Longtalljosie Sat 23-Apr-16 18:52:12

You keep using that word.

I don't think it means what you think it means...

00100001 Sat 23-Apr-16 18:55:31

I must point out, I want to likenit, my best friend thinks it's the greatest!

YouTheCat Sat 23-Apr-16 18:55:47

I bet the OP has six fingers...

BigMamaFratelli Sat 23-Apr-16 18:55:53

I've been off work all week with a poorly dd2 and we must have watched it at least a dozen times over the last five days. I still luffs it grin
And as a grown up have found out some of it was filmed near where we live, so that adds a whole new dimension.


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