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The Princess Bride by Rob Reiner

The Princess Bride (original 1987; edition 2014)

by Rob Reiner (Director)

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A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest.… (more)
Title:The Princess Bride
Authors:Rob Reiner (Director)
Info:MGM (Video & DVD) (2014), Edition: Face Plate
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The Princess Bride [1987 film] by Rob Reiner (Director) (1987)


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Robin Wright is perfectly radiant here and reason enough to watch. The rest of the cast are great as well, even Andre the Giant. The repetitive parts of the script get a little old, however, and there's one scene with Billy Crystal which is almost one scene too many. But the romance at the center of the story keeps you entranced and the overall effect is almost magical. Easy to see why it is a cult favorite. ( )
  datrappert | Mar 4, 2019 |
This book is amazing! I remembered my older brother saying he didn't like it much, but I really wanted to see why he didn't, so I started listening to it.
The movie is almost exactly the plot of the book.
For starters, this version of The Princess Bride is abridged. All versions by William Goldman are. This was originally a political satire, and, if I'm remembering the prologue correctly, the story that we all know and love was nearly lost in the political jokes. So this is the plot, the whole plot, and nothing but the plot. Yay!
It made me smile every time I heard a line that had been used in the movie. Literally, a lot of the dialogue in the movie was in the book. The only major difference was the ending...
There is no real ending. That's all I'll say. But really, there is no ending. It just... ends.
Still. That lets you think up your own ending, and I'll say I just pictured the scene from the end of the movie.
This book is definitely going on my favorite book list! ( )
  kat_the_bookcat | Feb 7, 2019 |
Having never seen this until my late twenties, I can vouch that this is a movie that holds up even without nostalgia glasses. Everything in this film is delightful -- even the dated effects have their particular charm -- and it will stay one of my favourites for the rest of my life. ( )
  LokiAesir | Aug 21, 2018 |
An elderly man reads the book "The Princess Bride" to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won't like the story, with a romance at its core, he preferring something with lots of action and "no kissing". But the grandson is powerless to stop his grandfather, whose feelings he doesn't want to hurt. The story centers on Buttercup, a former farm girl who has been chosen as the princess bride to Prince Humperdinck of Florian. Buttercup does not love him, she who still laments the death of her one true love, Westley, five years ago. Westley was a hired hand on the farm, his stock answer of "as you wish" to any request she made of him which she came to understand was his way of saying that he loved her. But Westley went away to sea, only to be killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. On a horse ride to clear her mind of her upcoming predicament of marriage, Buttercup... Written by Huggo
  DrLed | Mar 7, 2018 |
Hands down one of THE funniest movies ever (and most quoted). You know someone is part of your clan when you state, "My name is Inigo Montoya..." and they finish the statement for you.
  JoyWolfe | Jul 6, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Reiner, RobDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goldman, WilliamScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Andre the GiantActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Biddle, AdrianCinematographysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cook, PeterActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crystal, BillyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Elwes, CaryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Falk, PeterActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Guest, ChristopherActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kane, CarolActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Knopfler, MarkComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lear, NormanExecutive Producersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leighton, RobertEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Patinkin, MandyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sarandon, ChrisActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Savage, FredActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scheinman, AndrewProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shawn, WallaceActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, MelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wright, RobinActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Inigo Montoya: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Prince Humperdinck: Surrender.

Westley: You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.
The Impressive Clergyman: Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam...
Inigo Montoya: You seem a decent fellow... I hate to kill you.

Man in Black: You seem a decent fellow... I hate to die.
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Based on the novel by William Goldman.  This is the film version in any format: VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, digital copy, etc.
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