When a young boy is off school sick, his grandfather sits by his bedside and reads the reluctant boy a fairytale.
Release Date: 9 October 1987 (USA)
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright
Grandfather tells a tale of princesses, giants, sword fights, an evil prince, and some kissing.
As he tells the tale of The Princess Bride, the story comes alive. The beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright) is kidnapped and forced into an engagement to the evil Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). It is up to her childhood love, Westley (Cary Elwes), and the colourful characters of Ingio Montoya (Mandy Patinkin), Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), and the Giant Fezzick (André the Giant), to save her.
The Princess Bride is a humongous amount of fun for the whole family. It is a tongue in cheek fairytale, over the top, tender, and extremely entertaining. The characters are all brilliant, and the story exciting and fun. It has all the elements of the very best of fairytales, and leaves you as spellbound as the boy being read the story.
Every element of the film comes together to create the wonderful world of The Princess Bride. The dialogue, in particular, is fantastic, and is littered with memorable quotes.
It is hilariously funny, and hugely quotable: leading it to become somewhat of a cult favourite. It is a highly enjoyable fantastical, romantic romp, where anything is possible. It is a fantastic film, and one of those rare movies that gets better every time you watch it.