Possibly one of the most bizarre and simply hilarious romantic comedies of all time; The Princess Bride first appeared on the big screen in 1987 and later became a hit on good old VHS. A testament to its quality, the film was re-released several times on different formats and has since become what one might call a ‘cult classic’. So what is The Princess Bride about anyway, and what makes it so great?
What makes The Princess Bride a Hit Play is its surprisingly comic take on the romantic genre; unlike so many romantic-comedies of recent years. The Princess Bride is a true classic and has so many unusual and hilarious scenes. The bickering old married couple is a particular delight in the film, comprised of ‘Miracle Max’ (played effortlessly by Billy Crystal) and Valerie (played by Carol Kane, whose repetitive shouting of the word “Liar” at Max will induce fits of laughter.) The saga of the six-fingered man (Christopher Guest) who Montoya wants to kill, is memorable and superbly performed by Patinkin. The repetitive recitation of those immortal words “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed me Father, prepare to die” is so chilling and literally, to die for.
So, if you want to see a rom-com with a bit of fantasy and adventure (not to mention Shrieking eels) and a whole lot of laughter, then look no further than The Princess Bride, which is sure to surprise and delight you for its 98 minute running time.