I've probably been a fan of The Princess Bride since I was around 13 years old. It has everything a young girl could dream of: romance, adventure, revenge plots, and a fire swamp! (You know where I'll be for spring break). I loved this movie so much I eventually watched it when it aired in a local movie theater.
By the way, 1,000/10 best experience ever. Now, for the countless times I've watched this cinematic masterpiece, here are 14 of the lessons I've been able to take away.
It doesn't hurt you to be polite.
2. Money matters
We are ruled by the concept of exchange.
3. And so do first impressions
Especially if you are engaging in a duel to the death. (Or a duel that results in you passing out.)
Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something.
So when you have it, cherish it.
The original “TLDR," given to us by Inigo Montoya.
“Honesty is the best policy," is the mantra Miracle Max's wife most strongly adheres to.
8. Always assume everything is a trap
It could save your life someday.
That includes vengeful swordsmen.
10. Believe in miracles
Especially in the name of true love.
If you do that, then Rodents of Unusual Size and any other surprises life might throw your way can be dealt with accordingly.
Sometimes, you are going to be wrong. And you just have to admit defeat and roll with the punches.
All good things will come in time.
So you just have to find yours.
Basically, a huge thank you to William Goldman for providing us with an abridged version of Morgenstern's original tale which was easily adaptable for film. You a real one.