Recently, I left a comment on a blog to the effect that although I love to read and would love to recommend books to people, about the only thing I can think to say is this: this is a good book, read it!
On the same principle, I would like to say: this is a good movie, watch it! The Princess Bride was released in 1987 and although it wasn't very popular at the time, it has since become a cult classic. Why is that? It is based on a novel by William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplay. In 2006, his screenplay was selected by the Writer's Guild of America as the 84th best screenplay of ALL TIME! And no wonder, it is such a cleverly written story. Directed by Rob Reiner, it is not only funny but also quite beautiful since it was filmed in England and Ireland. The casting is brilliant and the most wonderful thing about it is that it is for girls AND boys of all ages!
Our son, we are not sure why, was absolutely fascinated by swordfighting. He loved the movie with Kevin Coster playing Robin Hood (yes, his accent WAS American, I know, but c'mon, he is KEVIN COSTNER, after all, you gotta love him!) and also the movie, Jumanji. The swordfighting in The Princess Bride was really outstanding and it wasn't until later that I learned that the actors actually did their own swordfighting. I hope you will enjoy the video that I found above from Youtube and that you will find Christopher Guest to be as funny as I think he is. Also, I love the back story that the wonderful Mandy Patinkin gives us here, I find this to be quite moving...
There are a lot of bad movies out there. This isn't one of them. This is one that will make you feel better about life, about people, about the whole world! And to quote from the movie, I will leave you with this: " A S Y O U W I S H "
You'll have to watch the movie now, so you'll know what that means!