The Princess Bride is a Rob Reiner film about…well, seriously, a plot synopsis really isn’t required; most of you have seen this, and if you haven’t, I’m sure you’ve been gawked at by your friends that have seen it. Regardless, the cult status this has achieved has made it essential viewing, and rightfully so; this is a delightful farce of fairy tales that entertains as it mocks itself.
The film is wacky in its madcap presentation, gleefully toying with fairytale conventions while still keeping true to its roots. What really makes this film is the acting from all involved; Cary Elwes as the ever-charming Westley, Mandy Patinkin as the incomparable Inigo Montoya, and even Andre the Giant as Fezzig, the whole cast give what can only be regarded as perfect performances for the film they are in. Reiner is to be commended for structuring such a well done film that succeeds in its goal in just about every way.
So really, if you haven’t seen this yet, make the time to do so; it’s a great film and a great comedy/romance that works on every level. Definitely give this one a go; you’ll find a new favorite for sure.
Arbitrary Rating: 9/10