U.S., 1987, 98 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Rob Reiner, Rated PG, 20th Century Fox
"The Princess Bride easily transcends expectations, as a fantasy that has a few pertinent things to say about the genre, including the odd fact that the heroes of such things are often prettier than the heroines." – Derek Malcolm, The Guardian
Thirty years ago, William Goldman adapted his own sendup of fairy tales into a cult classic film directed by Rob Reiner (This is Spinal Tap). The Princess Bride tells the story of farmhand Westley (Cary Elwes in his most iconic role) on his quest to rescue his true love Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright, in a heartwarming performance) from the evil Prince Humperdinck. Along the way, Westley meets a colorful cast of characters, including a trio of bandits: Vizzini, Fezzik, and Inigo Montoya (Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, and Mandy Patinkin, respectively). While seemingly a children’s story on one level, Reiner & Goldman accomplish that which elevates the typical kid’s flick: they treat their audience with respect, allowing them an adult sense of humor while maintaining their childlike wonder. It’s no surprise the film connects with older folk. So grab your swords, be wary of rodents of unusual size, and take in the magic of The Princess Bride.
The Gables Cinema presents the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday at 11:30 pm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the waitline 30 mins after showtime.
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