Written on: 09/02/2005 by The Hooded Claw (36 reviews written)
Plot, cast, music
The Princess Bride - Just reading a plot summary of this corker of a film you would think (if you were a grown up male) that this is going to be TOTAL garbage; just some rubbish fit only for duping uncritical minors into silence for an hour and a half. Fantasy princesses, rescuers, villains, etc., don't usually make for a good film.
HOWEVER - you would be MISTAKEN. This film is a wonderful and enjoyable entertainment-fest. Sleeping beauty meets Errol Flynn is the best summary of the film. Good guys, not so good good guys, bad guys, a giant, a truly loathsome but amusing villan and the girl.
The film is partly made by the incredibly high quality of the cast, including many small parts from a range of faces you will recognise: Peter Cook, Mel Smith, Billy Crystal, etc.
Films that are as enjoyable as this are rare. See it. Buy it. Love it.