If you don’t believe that the perfect movie exists, then you’ve never seen The Princess Bride. I mean, it’s got everything! Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes; it even has true love (yuck! I guess it’s not perfect after all).
Don’t let the title fool you. It may have the look and feel of a fairy tale made for small children, but let me reassure you : it’s a movie for children of all ages. I mean, if you don’t have a smile on your face the whole time you’re watching this, your heart is two sizes too small. All you need to know is that this cinematic masterpiece has one of the best (and, in some cases, most surprising) cast ever assembled. From the bookend scenes with Fred Savage and the late, great Peter Falk (the best grampa ever!) to the ragtag hooligans (a comedic dream team) hired to kidnap princess Buttercup (I dare you to come up with a better name), everyone involved seems to be having a ball hamming it up. The result is pure motion picture gold.
Oh! And let’s not forget the R.O.U.S.!
What? You don’t know about the R.O.U.S?
Well, I guess you’ll just have to watch the movie now, won’t you?