My Favorite Holiday Movie – The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

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When the family gathers, in goes Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride DVD and a good time is had by all. The story of a sweet princess (Robin Wright), a silently adoring farm boy (Carey Elway), a scheming Sicilian (Wallace Shawn), a dumb kind hearted giant (Andre the Giant), an evil prince (Chris Sarandon), and an avenging son (Mandi Patinkin), is told to an ailing grandson (a cute as a button Fred Savage) by his grandfather (Peter Falk).

What's to not like? There is romance ("Farm boy, fetch the water!" – "As you wish!"), there is revenge ("My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!"), there is action ("I must tell you that I am not left handed" – flips his sword into his right hand and replies "I am not either!"), there is comedy ("Inconceivable!" – "That word that you keep using. I do not think it means what you think it means!"), there is fantasy (The Cliffs of Insanity, Rodents of Unusual Size). Above all there is a dead hero, but because he is only nearly dead, there is a happy ending!

This movie never fails to entertain me and make me smile. If you missed it, do catch it this holiday season. And share your favorites!


3 Responses

  1. All I have to add is plenty of agreement. 🙂
    They rarely make them like this any more.

  2. yes – and to think they did it with no real stars, just a fabulous story, and a treatment that was fantastic.

  3. Thank you secret Santa for gifting me this amazing video!


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