I was flipping through the channels last night, trying to find something to watch, and saw that The Princess Bride had just started on AMC. I put it on immediately – it is my number one, all-time favorite movie, and a movie that I have to watch whenever I see it’s on TV (along with The Devil Wears Prada).
I love that The Princess Bride has a little bit of everything – it’s a “storybook romance,” but there is also drama, and so many good one-liners. It has Robin Wright long before she was in DC on House of Cards, and I had such a crush on Cary Elwes from this movie! It’s fun because it’s told as a story being read to a sick kid (Kevin Arnold from The Wonder Years), but you get to see the story play out.
It’s also actually a book, which I recommend so highly – it’s written as if it’s a anniversary edition, so there’s all this “trivia” and “behind-the-scenes” information at the beginning… except it’s actually the first edition, but the author wrote it that way as an excuse for including all the background. And it’s written so well that as a kid, I didn’t realize it was a fake – I found it out years later!
The movie might seem a little dated at first, but if you give it a chance, you’ll see what a classic it really is!