The Princess Bride (1987)


pb“We are men of action, lies do not become us.” – Westley

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater in 1987, video, DVD, 3 Jun 2001 and 16 Nov 2013)

Brief Synopsis – A beautiful young girl engaged to a prince is kidnapped days before her wedding day and her captors are pursued by a mysterious man in black.

My Take on it – This movie quite quickly became a classic after it came out in 1987.  It’s the rare kind of story that appeals to so many people, young and old alike.

In high school, I read the book by William Goldman and loved it and Goldman and Director Rob Reiner did an amazing job adapting it.

Obviously adapting a book is not so easy and many wonderful parts just didn’t make the cut, but that’s why we still have the opportunity to open the book after watching the movie. 🙂

My favorite is Fezzik’s story.

Many books that are adapted don’t translate so well to the screen, but this is one of the few that works very well.

Great cast of actors, many of them even before their prime.  Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Chris Sarandon, Andre the Giant, Wallace Shawn, a very young Fred Savage, Peter Falk, Peter Cook, Mel Smith, Carol Kane and a hilarious Billy Crystal are all stellar here.

The story here is really interesting, the characters are both memorable and fun to follow and the dialogue is excellent which all put together makes for a superb movie watching experience.

This is a movie that one can easily watch over and over and keep enjoying it every time!

Bottom Line – Excellent fairy tale movie.  Has everything one can expect from one and then some. Very appealing to all types of people. Highly Recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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