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Director Rob Reiner breathes vividly colored cinematic life into William Goldman's THE PRINCESS BRIDE, effectively evoking the wondrous, wide-eyed spirit of the witty 1973 novel. When a sick boy (Fred Savage) receives a visit from his doting grandfather (Peter Falk) who intends to read to him from his favorite book, he's not exactly pleased to be extracted from his world of video games. However, his mood quickly changes as he, along with the viewer, is transported to a place out of time--to Florin, a kingdom in the ultimate imaginary land, complete with dashing heroes, cowardly princes, rhyming giants, shrieking eels, rodents of unusual size, fancy swordfights, and yes...even some kissing.

The lovely Buttercup (Robin Wright) learns that "As you wish" really means "I love you" when she falls for her charming farmhand, Westley (Cary Elwes). While trying to seek his fortune, however, Westley disappears at sea, an apparent victim of the Dread Pirate Roberts, who takes no prisoners. A few years lat...
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CastBilly Crystal, Jane Jenkins, Janet Hirshenson, Peter Falk, Carol Kane, Robin Wright Penn, Betsy Brantley, Peter Cook, Margery Mason, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Christopher Guest, Anne Dyson, Chris Sarandon, Willoughby Gray, Fred Savage, Andre the Giant, Mel Smith, Malcolm Storry
DirectorRob Reiner
Genre:  Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date:  September 25, 1987
MPAA Rating:  PG
Screen WriterRob Reiner, William Goldman
Runtime:  1hr 38min
Studio:  20th Century Fox, MGM
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review by . July 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Based on a novel by William Goldman, The Princess Bride is the best fairytale ever. It’s got love, sword fighting, magic, humor, and it is appropriate for any audience. You can enjoy this movie at any age, in any mood, with anyone. It is a go-to movie. I give it 10/10 stars!      I think director Rob Reiner did a great job visualizing this story. The scenery of the countryside is beautiful. There are some places where (humorously) the set and/or props are quite campy, but …
Quick Tip by . November 06, 2010
A good movie that only suffers in one area - the soundtrack. But OY, the soundtrack. The movie is awesome, campy, and irreverent. But put in earplugs and turn on the subtitles.
Quick Tip by . October 20, 2010
it's a lovey dovey chick flick that even men appreciate, so who doesn't love this movie.
Quick Tip by . September 25, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
Great fantasy film about robbers, a princess, her love and more.
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
My family and I quote this all the time.
review by . December 23, 2008
True Love and High Adventure in the Land of Florin
Screenwriter and novelist William Goldman's book, The Princess Bride, was first published in 1972. For years Goldman, who wrote the screenplay for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, attempted to have a film adaptation made, but every time an unforeseeable obstacle prevented this from happening. Then in 1985, Rob Reiner, director of This Is Spinal Tap and Stand by Me, began work on the now classic film. Though the film wasn't a Box Office smash, this can be blamed on 20th Century Fox's …
review by . December 03, 2009
Pros: Oh everything     Cons: R.O.U.S.es (but I don't believe they exist)     The Bottom Line: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles...     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. You should see my DVD collection.  Action, adventure, love, and fantasy.  The Princess Bride is sandwiched between Willow and Mirrormask.  And …
review by . May 22, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Epic tale, great adventures, no bad language     Cons: Well, it's silly and some folks don't have a sense of humor     The Bottom Line: I would recommend this to anyone with multiple children. They will love it and thank you for sharing this movie with them.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. I'm inspired, or uninspired by recent reviews I've read of this movie.      I …
review by . September 08, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Each time I watch this movie, it seems to get better. I watched it with my teen children years ago and now have the pleasure of watching it with my grandchildren. It has lost none of it's charm. This is one of those movies that both children and adults can appreciate. I highly recommend you add this one to your collection.
review by . February 15, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Well this movie has a number of flaws....They aren't in the storylines both of which, (the story and the reading of the story) are engaging and interesting.They aren't in the characters which are creative and fun.They aren't in the performances, there isn't a bad one in it from Andre the Giant, to Billy Crystal.It isn't in the action which is quite well done and in the great hollywood tradition of the 30'sIt isn't in the comedy which couldn't have been timed better if an atomic clock was used.It's …
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