Twenty-five years after its release, the CNN community still feels ‘twue wuv’ for classic fairytale film, “The Princess Bride.”
The cast reunited for the silver anniversary at The New York Film Festival on Tuesday at Lincoln Center, where they showed a special screening, shared stories - and even talked sequel possibilities.
We shared the reunion story with you and had some fun reminiscing about Westley’s quest to uphold a promise to his one true love, Princess Buttercup; Inigo Montoya’s quest to exact revenge on Count Rugen; Miracle Max’s quest to destroy Prince Humperdink and all of the other fantastical journeys that took place in the Brideverse.
In turn, you shared your stories about how the film affected your lives, your families and your own quests for true love. The responses (edited for clarity and brevity) were practically inconceivable!
Your quests for true love
MarylandBill I used that movie to screen potential girlfriends. If a girl didn't like that movie, I knew there really was no chance for us. My wife liked it :).
MelDoug I'm using the same method.
A family thing
Shawn Adams I love this movie!!! Introduced my daughter to it when she was only 5, to this day (she is 13 now), we still quote this movie often. Just last night, I had to kill an especially large wolf spider. I stomped it, and she asked is it dead? And without thinking about it, I said "mostly dead" ... lol
A modern classic
ordinaryguy75 What a special movie ... so heart-warming, funny and innocent. I hope kids for generations to come continue to watch this as my generation watched "The Wizard of Oz" when we were little.
JonfromLI This is the type of movie that, no matter when it's on or what channel it's shown, you'll still watch it again and again. Has a little bit of everything.
Cherries This has been my favorite movie since I was 5 and will still be my favorite when I'm 85! Love it.
venstar13 Such a wonderful movie, and so many memorable lines. They just don't make them like that any more.
Brian Scott Bailey They never made one like that before. It is one of those perfect storm movies. Everything was just right.
Stop rhyming and I mean it!
Does anyone want a peanut?
Are there rocks ahead?
If there are, we'll all soon be dead!
... like a nice MLT sandwich where the mutton is nice and lean ....
Cyprustree "What about the ROUSes?"
"Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist."
So many great lines – this is one of my favorite movies. It's classy and timeless.
culmo80 "Am I going MAD, or did the word "think" escape your lips? You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land mass."
Mocking Bird Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning. – From the Dread Pirate Roberts.
"The 10th Kingdom" is also a good movie for family.
Diaper Man Have fun storming the castle.
MaximusMav Vizzini: "He didn't fall?????? INCONCEIVABLE!!!!"
Inigo: "You keep using that word! I don't think it means what you think it means.