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The Princess Bride
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The Princess Bride 1987

From Amazon: Screenwriter William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride earned its own loyal audience on the strength of its narrative voice and its gently satirical, hyperbolic spin on swashbuckled adventure that seemed almost purely literary. For all its derring-do and vivid over-the-top characters, the book's joy was dictated as much by the deadpan tone of its narrator and a winking acknowledgement of the clichés being sent up. Miraculously, director Rob Reiner and Goldman himself managed to visualize this romantic fable while keeping that external voice largely intact: using a storytelling framework, avuncular Grandpa (Peter Falk) gradually...

Directed By:
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Written By:
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No image existsCary Elwes
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No image existsRobin Wright Penn
No image existsWallace Shawn
Peter FalkPeter Falk
No image existsAndre the Giant
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Christopher GuestChristopher Guest
No image existsBilly Crystal
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The Princess Bride Movie Review by Filmkiller (11/13/2011)

For those who don't remember - or aren't old enough know of - the noble Shmoo, it was a creation of cartoonist Al Capp shortly after WWII, a creature that looked much like a bowling pin with feet and was said to be all things to all people. It could provide any sustenance required by man and was eager to do so, and while...

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The Princess Bride Movie Review by Ron (6/17/2007)

This movie is one of the rare movies that you can watch over and over again because everything in it is done so well. I don't see why this movie should just appeal to children or women. Sure, you could easily say this is a "chick flick" because it's about true love. I thought that true love would have universal appeal to...

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The Princess Bride Movie Review by Zara (3/22/2007)

The best part about this movie is the fact that it's a fairy tale being told inside of another story, that of a sick little boy being read a book by his grandfather. It reminds me of the times that my grandfather would read to me and take liberties with the story, making it grander than what even some of the best writers...

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