Best Movies by Farr

The Princess Bride

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What's it About

We return to the swashbuckling days of yore via a bedtime story told by a grandfather (Falk) to his grandson (Savage), and witness a tale of romance and heroism. Our hero, Westley (Elwes), has found true love with the beautiful Buttercup (Wright), and must rescue her when she's abducted by a villainous prince (Sarandon). A myriad of colorful characters spring up along the way, making his quest all the more eventful.

Why we love it

F-U-N with capital letters sums up this movie. And we might add N-Y as well! Though its tongue remains firmly in its cheek, "Bride" plays out with considerable affection for the genre it spoofs. The movie works as both broad comedy and a sweet natured homage to the wonders of childhood, fantasy and storytelling. Highlight: Mandy Patinkin as hot-under-the-collar swordsman Inigo Montoya. Also look for an unrecognizable Billy Crystal and Carol Kane. Director Rob Reiner really scored with this one.

BEST MOVIES BY FARR is your personal guide to great movies to rent, stream, or buy; to watch at home or on-the-go. Led by film advocate John Farr, the Best Movies by Farr team works as a "quality filter" for the discerning moviegoer. Every day, we bring you the best of the best, the fantastic familiar films and hidden gems, to answer that age-old question: "What should we watch tonight?"