The Princess Bride

A bedridden boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

Part of our March Break Family Film Festival!

"A warm and silly fairy-tale, played with giddy delight by all concerned and directed with a rich vein of humour by Rob Reiner; a satire on fairy-tales and fairy-telling; and a sly attack on Hollywood’s tendency to ignore the simple beauty of storytelling. The Princess Bride is all these things, a film all about the telling of tales. It is not to be trusted, only adored."

“The 'real' story exists in another story, the type where a weathered grandpop dislodges his flu-ridden grandson’s antipathy to all but computer games, with the words, 'Once upon a time…'

“Cary Elwes, as the dashing hero, seems to have dug up Errol Flynn’s swagger, adding a layer of insincerity as thick as a Swiss gateaux. Robin Wright, as fair damsel in distress Buttercup, seems to have drifted in from a sitcom. Or how about arch-swordsman Inigo, played by Mandy Patinkin, whose bouncy dash was stolen wholesale by Antonio Banderas for his Zorro? Everything is exaggerated, but with postmodern twinkles and Reiner’s clean-cut vision, it should only be treasured.

“A unqualified success that blends New York wit with timeless storytelling; a risky piece of filmaking that never feels so.” - Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine


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