The Princess Bride: Is it a chick flick?

The Straight CurlThe Straight Curl Registered Users Posts: 2
I was wondering, everyone seems to like The Princess Bride. It seems to be well liked by men and women alike. I wonder then, is it a chick flick?
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Registered Users Posts: 8,002
    I don't think it's a chick flick because it's not REALLY a romance movie. It's totally tongue in cheek.
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  • The Straight CurlThe Straight Curl Registered Users Posts: 2
    Springcurl wrote:
    I don't think it's a chick flick because it's not REALLY a romance movie. It's totally tongue in cheek.

    I agree that it has its moments of levity and poking fun at romance stories, but you can't tell me that the movie doesn't convey a strong element of romance. Women adore this movie, and it's not for the humor.
  • mawiyahmawiyah Registered Users Posts: 34
    Springcurl wrote:
    I don't think it's a chick flick because it's not REALLY a romance movie. It's totally tongue in cheek.

    I agree that it has its moments of levity and poking fun at romance stories, but you can't tell me that the movie doesn't convey a strong element of romance. Women adore this movie, and it's not for the humor.

    Actually, for me it *is* the humor. The romantic stuff kind of makes me gag. I mean, it's sweet and all, but if there was no humor in the movie, I wouldn't like it. BTW, this movie is one of my all-time favorites!
  • NetGNetG Registered Users Posts: 8,116
    I agree that it has its moments of levity and poking fun at romance stories, but you can't tell me that the movie doesn't convey a strong element of romance. Women adore this movie, and it's not for the humor.

    I beg your pardon?

    I love this movie, and it is most certainly for the wit and humor.

    Even if a movie has romance in it, that doesn't mean it's a chick flick. (Die Hard, anyone? How about Star Wars?) Not a chick flick, because it appeals to everyone.
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  • msrebamsreba Registered Users Posts: 143
    I adore the movie, well not adore but I like the film for its humor and the characters. I really dont consider it a romantic movie, just a comedy.
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Registered Users Posts: 8,002
    Yeah. The reasons I love it are for things like:

    So i can clearly not choose the wine in front of you
    and
    Bye-bye, boys! Have fun storming the castle!
    and
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  • mawiyahmawiyah Registered Users Posts: 34
    "Stop rhyming, and I mean it!"

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  • NYCurlyGirlyNYCurlyGirly Registered Users Posts: 1,012
    oh, one of my all-time favorties!!! But I don't really think it's a chick-flick either. It's funny, because when I watched this when I was little, I didn't get all the humnor and wit, so I guess I just loved the romantic story (i'm a total softy for love stories!) But all-together, I think the movies strikes a perfect balence between romance and humor =) Isn't it classified as a Romantic Comedy anyway? hmm...
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  • ursulaursula Registered Users Posts: 1,461 Curl Neophyte
    I vote no. Interesting that this should come up now--I just read the latest issue of InStyle in which Russell Crowe, that exemplar of manliness, recommends The Princess Bride as one of his favorite movies. I thought that was strange, not necessarily for the "chick flick"-ness of his choice, but because it doesn't seem like an "actor's" movie. Since he's such a serious, Oscar-caliber actor, he seems like he'd watch serious, Oscar-caliber movies.
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  • curlyhockeyfan31curlyhockeyfan31 Registered Users Posts: 40
    I love this movie, too! I love the humor. The only thing I don't like about the movie is the ROUS'; those darn things are UGLY! *shudders*
    I also love the wonderful insults, such as, "You miserable, vomitous mass." :lol:
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  • GuardianBGuardianB Registered Users Posts: 1,905 Curl Connoisseur
    Chick flick?
    Chick flick?
    "prepare to die..."
    If someone calls this a chick flick,
    "I do not think he means what you thnk he means..."
    Not that there is anything wrong with chick flicks in general but if you were to call one of the greatest movies of all time one,
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Registered Users Posts: 8,002
    I love this movie, too! I love the humor. The only thing I don't like about the movie is the ROUS'; those darn things are UGLY! *shudders*

    I'm thinking ROUSes are supposed to be capybaras. (world's largest rodent)

    But I think they're kinda cute!

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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Registered Users Posts: 6,959
    I'm always saying hi to my 7-month old, and somehow it segued into "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die."

    Classic, classic, CLASSIC movie!

    Why don't you just give me a paper cut an pour lemon juice on it?
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    Love it, Love it, Love it. And so does my dad and brother! What more can you ask for? It's got pirates, giants, a fire swamp, a princess, sword fights, true love...
  • DaxDax Registered Users Posts: 6
    Not a chick-flick, it is a movie that defies categorisation as it transcends genres. It is quite simply The Great Movie.

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  • StrawberiCurlsStrawberiCurls Registered Users Posts: 424
    Wow I have to buy this. I watch it everytime its on tv, but I really want it on DVD now! 8)
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  • medussamedussa Registered Users Posts: 12,993
    Poodlehead wrote:
    "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die."

    One of my favorite lines in the movie. Mandy Patinkin was so funny in this movie.

    Not a chick flick. A great comedy. :lol:
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Registered Users Posts: 8,002
    Just the fact that the prince's name is Humperdinck cracks me up. :lol:
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Registered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    Medussa wrote:
    Poodlehead wrote:
    "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die."

    One of my favorite lines in the movie. Mandy Patinkin was so funny in this movie.

    Not a chick flick. A great comedy. :lol:
    Ditto! Hubby and I both love this movie! :D
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  • shorty448shorty448 Registered Users Posts: 52
    I love this movie, and the book is equally wonderful. That it could possibly be a chick flick is almost "inconceivable!" ("Stop saying that word!")
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  • CanItBeChristineCanItBeChristine Registered Users Posts: 6,343
    I know a ton of guys who love this movie! It has so much adventure and comedy...perfect.
  • M2LRM2LR Registered Users Posts: 8,630 Curl Connoisseur
    Wrong! Your ears you keep, and I'll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish, every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out: "Dear God, what is that thing?" will echo in your perfect ears. That is what "to the pain" means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery, forever.


    Def. NOT a chick flick.
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  • CanItBeChristineCanItBeChristine Registered Users Posts: 6,343
    Ohhhhh, I just remembered...I went to a Mandy Patinkin concert with my mom and dad when I was around 13...at the end, Mandy took his bows and went, "WAIT! I have one more thing to say!"

    He got down on one knee and went, "I am Indigo Montoya. (I probably have that one wrong.) You killed my father. Prepare to die."

    I thought it was cool that he's still bringing up that line...people probably come up to him and quote it all the time like they're being original, despite all the other stuff he has done...but he knows it makes people happy :)
  • GuardianBGuardianB Registered Users Posts: 1,905 Curl Connoisseur
    shorty448 wrote:
    I love this movie, and the book is equally wonderful. That it could possibly be a chick flick is almost "inconceivable!" ("Stop saying that word!")

    How did I miss that cliche? I am so ashamed.

    *walks off with hanging head*
    nice job
    
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Registered Users Posts: 6,959
    shorty448 wrote:
    I love this movie, and the book is equally wonderful.

    The book is laugh-out-loud funny. :lol:
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  • AustinAustin Registered Users Posts: 37
    This is one of H's all time favorite movies. And he doesn't care for "chick flicks."
    "Time wounds all heels."
  • jazzypomjazzypom Registered Users Posts: 3
    one of my favorate movies - it never gets old, never gets thin - not in the way that my other movies of the moment (men in tights) did.

    carey elwis - lovely actor

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  • Swirlycurly ChemistSwirlycurly Chemist Registered Users Posts: 335
    I do not think that means what you think it means....

    I love this movie, and all the men in my life (friends and SO) love it too. It is hilarious. The romance part is silly and crappy really, but the classic lines that abound in it make it memorable and timeless.

    Billy Crystal's role was one of my faves in it too. Ahhhh haahhh!!
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  • kurlykittykurlykitty Registered Users Posts: 162
    Chick flick? C'mon... the best moments/lines of the film involved the three mercs, the young female love interest was a prop, the romance between the old, decrepit miracle worker and witch was more compelling than the relationship between Wesley and Buttercup, and I swear there is something more going on between Rugen & Humperdinck, "Mrs. Rugen" aside....

    Yeah, like *that's* a recipe for a chick flick!

    And, I like the book better. Absolutely hilarious. :lol:
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  • JessicaDawnJessicaDawn Registered Users Posts: 8
    Billy Crystal's role was one of my faves in it too. Ahhhh haahhh!!
    He's only MOSTLY dead.

    Agreed!!

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    In the book it's either coughdrops or gumdrops instead of MLT. The book is hysterical too!
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