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"As you wish... "
"Is this a kissing book?" ... "Well, when does it get good?"
"Never go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line."
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die"
If you know and love the above lines, then you are most definitely a fan of The Princess Bride and would have quoted them in ordinary conversations. Buttercup, Wesley, Vizzini, Fezzik, Miracle Max, Prince Humperdinck, these are all characters that make up one of the funniest, sweetest and fondest films of the 1980s which fans discovered through airing on television and home video. Based on the book by William Goldman (who also wrote the screenplay) and directed by Rob Reiner, the film is one you'd want on your list of movies on a deserted island because it seems to have it all.
Like the young grandson, you'd think by the title and premise alone that this is one of those typical rom-coms. Oh, but it's so much more. It is a romance that contains an old-fashioned love story but it is also a story of revenge, of action, of fantasy and a great deal of laughter. In short, it has it all.
|Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, Carol Kane and Billy Crystal|