... you can learn from:
The Princess Bride (1987)
Buttercup: You mock my pain.
Man in Black: Life is pain, Highness.
Anyone who says differently is selling something.
Today is the 25th anniversary of Rob Reiner's classic flash of swashbuckling silliness - it came out on September 25th, 1987. The film only made about 30 million bucks when it came out, topping at #3 on the box office, but it got great reviews - it was home video that turned it into everybody's favorite movie of all time to quote in any and all situations. Personally I was a fan of Goldman's wonderful book before ever seeing the movie and so subsequently, naturally, I've always held a bit of a grudge against the film for omitting my beloved "Zoo of Death," which is a passage that lit my young imagination on fire.
here for Westley's mostly death, and here for Vizzini's inconceivable demise. I don't think anybody around my age will ever not be in love with Princess Buttercup and her ever-devoted Westley.