27 September 2012

Inconceivable! The Princess Bride turns 25

Truly one of the most charming and funny movies of all time, it's hard to believe that It has been twenty-five years since the release of The Princess Bride.

Eminently quotable, fun and wholesome, it is that rarest of movies that delights the entire family regardless of age or gender. Of course, like a pimple on the Mona Lisa, there is a single indefensible use (by a child, no less) of the Lord's name in vain, And one semi-defensible vulgar expression. Because the movie is so otherwise perfect, these really stand out. You probably wouldn't notice them in Reservoir Dogs.

Since I consider Vizzini to be my personal hero, fashion guru, and probable ancestor, I urge you to watch this film again. If you haven't seen it yet, escape that rock you're under and do it right now. As Vizzini said, “Do you want me to send you back to where you were - unemployed, in Greenland?!”

To tide you over until then, here is a nice write-up on the movie that got me hankering to see it again.

As You Wish: Little-Known Facts About The Princess Bride on Its 25th Anniversary


Anonymous said...

Meh. Wake me up when the re-make of Red Dawn comes out.

Fr. Andrew said...

This Anonymous, he is very short on charm.

Rae said...

Love this movie!! We own it on DVD... I look forward to introducing it to the kids someday!

X said...

Banal,insipid and utterly devoid of charm, but still better than Father Elijah.

Anonymous said...

And the co-star, the ever-impressive Cary Elwes is a member of one of England's ancient recusant Catholic families.