Movie Review: The Princess Bride (1987)


Plot: An elderly man reads the book “The Princess Bride” to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won’t like the story, with a romance at its core, he preferring something with lots of action and “no kissing”. But the grandson is powerless to stop his grandfather, whose feelings he doesn’t want to hurt. The story centers on Buttercup, a former farm girl who has been chosen as the princess bride to Prince Humperdinck of Florian. Buttercup does not love him, she who still laments the death of her one true love, Westley, five years ago. Westley was a hired hand on the farm, his stock answer of “as you wish” to any request she made of him which she came to understand was his way of saying that he loved her. But Westley went away to sea, only to be killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. On a horse ride to clear her mind of her upcoming predicament of marriage, Buttercup…


Life lessons and things I loved about this movie:


“As you wish” is just another way of saying “I love you”

The big guy can be the sweetest guy.


Mandi Patinkin has been epic his entire life.


The mustache.Most epic thing of this epic movie.

The mask that really doesn’t hide anyone’s identity


The banter and quick witted/silly conversations.

Robin Wright (Penn) has been incredibly beautiful all her life. Seeing her so young and fresh is a beautiful thing.



Old movies are the best.


Love will find a way

Rating: 9/10

The Princess Bride is now one of my favorite movies. It is strange and fun and really funny. It gets to be sickeningly sweet without being offensive. It is such a lovely film and has so many great, quotable moments in it. I’ve been recommending it more than I recommended Eleanor and Park to people, which is really impressive. Go watch it if you haven’t seen it yet, and if you have, do so again!