“As You Wish.”
The Princess Bride (1987)
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Andre the Giant
Synopsis: A kindly grandfather sits down with his ill grandson and reads him a story. The story is one that has been passed down from father to son for generations. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright), engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war. The real love of her life Westley (Cary Elwes), disguised as the Dread Pirate Roberts, and he fast on the trail of Buttercup and her captors. After he defeats Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) and Fezzik (Andre the Giant) he rescues Buttercup from their leader Vizzini. When Westley finds out that Humpdinck plans to kill Buttercup to seal his plans of war he teams with Inigo and Fezzik to storm the castle and save Buttercup.
Trivia: Director Rob Reiner left the set during Billy Crystal’s scenes because he would laugh so hard that he would feel nauseated. Cary Elwes was cast because of what Rob Reiner called his Douglas Fairbanks or Errol Flynn quality. Fairbanks and Flynn both played Robin Hood. Later Elwes spoofed their performances in Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
Why I think you should see this: This is a film I have enjoyed since I was a child it is a great adventure film and also a wonderful romantic movie too. They did a really good job telling the story as if it is being read to us in real time and Peter Faulk is great as the grandfather. I love both Many Patinkin and Andre the Giant as Inigo and Fezzik they are very hilarious. The movie however, belongs to Cary Elwes and Robin Wright as the lovers who will stop at nothing to be together. I love this movie and suggest you watch it sometime soon.