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Rob Reiner

Author of The Princess Bride [1987 film]

63+ Works 5,161 Members 51 Reviews

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

Reiner, Rob, actor and director; full name Robert N. Reiner; also narrates films with the Reiner Foundation including The first years last forever (LC 93016413)

Image credit: Credit: Jim Gilliam, 2004

Works by Rob Reiner

The Princess Bride [1987 film] (1987) — Director — 1,931 copies
When Harry Met Sally... [1989 film] (1989) — Director — 552 copies
Stand by Me [1986 film] (1986) — Director — 433 copies
This Is Spinal Tap [1984 film] (1984) — Director/Screenwriter/Actor — 389 copies
The Bucket List [2007 film] (2007) — Director — 381 copies
A Few Good Men [1992 film] (1992) — Director — 361 copies
The American President [1995 film] (1995) — Director — 309 copies
Misery [1990 film] (1990) — Director — 163 copies
Rumor Has It... [2005 film] (2005) — Director — 145 copies
Alex & Emma [2003 film] (2003) — Director — 87 copies
The Sure Thing [1985 film] (1985) — Director — 55 copies
The Story of Us [1999 film] (1999) — Director — 53 copies
The American President / Dave (2007) — Director — 51 copies
LBJ [2016 film] (2014) — Director — 27 copies
Flipped [2010 film] (2010) 21 copies
And So It Goes [2014 film] (2014) — Director — 17 copies
North {1994 film} (1994) 10 copies
4 Film Favorites: Romance Collection [DVD] (2010) — Director — 9 copies
Shock And Awe (2018) 7 copies
4 Film Favorites: White House Collection (2011) — Director — 6 copies
Shock and Awe — Director — 4 copies
90s Kid Star Collection — Director — 3 copies
A Few Good Men 2 copies
Ready to Learn (Video) — Director — 2 copies
Mystic Pizza / Overboard / When Harry Met Sally (2014) — Director — 1 copy
8 [2012 TV movie] — Director — 1 copy

Associated Works

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2006) — Narrator, some editions — 15,099 copies
Sleepless in Seattle [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 517 copies
Everyone's Hero [2006 film] (2014) — Actor — 60 copies
The Wit & Wisdom of Archie Bunker (1971) — Contributor — 56 copies
Mixed Nuts [1994 film] (1994) — Actor — 54 copies
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star [2003 film] (2003) — Actor — 40 copies


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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Reiner, Robert Norman
The Bronx, New York, USA
University of California, Los Angeles
film director
Marshall, Penny (1) (wife|divorced)
Reiner, Carl (father)
Reiner, Tracy (daughter)
Reiner, Estelle (mother)
Reiner, Michelle (wife)
Castle Rock Entertainment
Awards and honors
Primetime Emmy (Supporting Actor - 1974, 1978)
Disambiguation notice
Reiner, Rob, actor and director; full name Robert N. Reiner; also narrates films with the Reiner Foundation including The first years last forever (LC 93016413)



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blessedbeginning | Aug 31, 2023 |
Paul Sheldon is tired of writing his massively popular Misery Chastain books. He'd like to start writing the kinds of things that win awards, so he kills Misery off in his latest book and then starts working on something fresh and new. He's just finished that book and is on his way from a hotel in Colorado to deliver the manuscript in New York when he crashes during a snow storm and is rescued by Annie Wilkes, a nurse who proclaims herself his #1 fan.

Paul has injured both legs, and Annie tells him that the phones will be down for a while due to the storm. In a show of thanks, Paul lets Annie read his newest manuscript, and she's outraged by its profanity, which she thinks is beneath Paul. Things only get worse when she reads his final Misery book and learns that he's killed off her favorite character. Annie forces Paul, trapped in her home by the snow and his injuries, to write a new Misery book that brings her back to life.

It's been ages since I last read the book, and although I'm pretty sure I'd seen this movie before, it had to have been equally as long ago, because I barely remembered anything about it other than that James Caan and Kathy Bates were amazing in it.

One major thing I'd forgotten: how much humor was worked in via the scenes involving the sheriff and his wife/deputy. Rather than feeling out of place, the humor lulled me into a false sense of security that made the last half hour or so of the movie hit a lot harder than I expected.

Kathy Bates was perfect as Annie, a deceptively cheerful and prudish "Christian" woman who was hiding a deep well of murderous craziness behind her smile. Paul got a few initial glimpses of what was hiding below the surface - her out-of-proportion rage as she ranted about Paul's use of profanity, her reaction to his request for a different kind of paper, etc. - but there wasn't really a lot of gore or violence until much later. From a modern horror standpoint, even that wasn't as bad as it could have been. Only a little of the hobbling scene was on-screen, and the gore was limited to blood (and possibly some eye stuff that I couldn't watch because I can't deal with eye stuff).

The tension was still top-notch, though, and even though I remembered enough of the story to know how things would turn out, I was still incredibly anxious for Paul during the few times he ventured outside his room while Annie was out.

This is a classic "unhealthy side of fandoms" story that still holds up.

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)
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Familiar_Diversions | 2 other reviews | Jul 9, 2023 |
Acting: 4.5; Theme: 5.0; Content: 3.5; Language: 3.5; Overall: 4.5

Famous writer, Paul Sheldon (James Caan), crashes while driving to deliver his latest manuscript to his publisher. Trapped in his car, he is rescued by his "greatest fan", Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates). With both of Sheldon's legs broken, Annie pretends to help the famous author back on his feet, but Paul quickly realizes that Annie has more sinister motives to her "kindness". There were at least 8-10 uses of profanity and there were some pretty graphic scenes. Highly recommend with the above cautions.

***Februrary 28, 2023***
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jntjesussaves | 2 other reviews | Mar 1, 2023 |
Acting: 5.0; Theme: 4.5; Content: 4.5; Language: 4.0; Overall: 4.5

A dispirited western novelist (Monty Wildhorn; Morgan Freeman) is taken to the peaceful community of Belle Isle for the summer in hopes his passion for writing will be revived. He meets a single mom (Charlotte O'Neil; Virginia Madsen) with three daughters (Willow O'Neil; Madeline Carroll; Finnegan O'Neil; Emma Fuhrmann; and Flora O'Neil; Nicolette Pierini) and they grow in unpredictable ways. There were nine uses of vulgarity. Highly recommend.

***December 26, 2022***
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jntjesussaves | Dec 27, 2022 |



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