Thoughts On The 30th Anniversary Of The Princess Bride

A few weeks ago, The Princess Bride celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Fred Savage plays a young boy who is home sick from school. His grandfather, played by Peter Falk reads the boy a story. The story is The Princess Bride.

Buttercup (Robin Wright) is a young lady from a poor farm family chosen to marry Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). While she has agreed to go on with the match, she is mourning the loss of her true love, Westley (Cary Elwes). It has been five years since he was murdered. Needing a break from the craziness  of her upcoming wedding and her memories of her late beloved, Buttercup goes out for a ride. The rest is movie history.

This movie, except that it is pure genius. While the basic narrative to heavily steeped in classic fairy tales, the humor is modern and is can be very adult.

If I had to choose a favorite scene, it would be the one with Billy Crystal and Carol Kane. It is comedy at it’s best.

Here is to the 30 years of laughs from The Princess Bride. I hope that in 30 years, we will continue to laugh.

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