The Princess Bride
A film that has steadily grown in reputation with the younger generation who first watched it in the 80s, The Princess Bride is a both a fairy tale and a spoof. Directed by Rob Reiner with a screenplay by William Goldman, the film is peppered with enjoyable cameos and comically inventive sequences. While home sick in bed, a young 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.
‘The verbal wit is fast and abundant (abetted with cameos by Billy Crystal, Peter Cook and Mel Smith), and you’d better believe the midnight movie crowd will remember almost all of it.’ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times (L.A.)
‘A unqualified success that blends New York wit with timeless storytelling; a risky piece of filmaking that never feels so.’ Ian Nathan, Empire