Summer of Fun: The Princess Bride

Summer of Fun: The Princess Bride

Rob Reiner

  • Director: Rob Reiner
    Starring: Andre The Giant, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Christopher Guest
    Release Date: Thu 12 Dec 2002
  • PG
  • 98


Based on William Goldman's novel of the same name, The Princess Bride is staged as a book read by grandfather (Peter Falk) to his ill grandson (Fred Savage). Falk's character assures a romance-weary Savage that the book has much more to deliver than a simpering love story, including but not limited to fencing, fighting, torture, death, true love, giants, and pirates.

Indeed, The Princess Bride offers a tongue-in-cheek fairy tale depicting stable boy-turned-pirate Westley's journey to rescue Buttercup (Robin Wright), his true love, away from the evil prince (Chris Sarandon).