The Princess BrideDVD - 2000?
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JCLHeatherM Jul 19, 2018
This is a film that seems to have something for everyone: comedy, drama, romance, adventure. With fast-paced action and storytelling, time flies by (and gives lots of opportunity for re-watching). If you enjoy the film, make sure to check the book by William Goldman - not S. Morgenstern.
Return to a time when men were men and swamps were fire swamps, full of quicksand and rodents of unusual size. Lagoons were inhabited by shrieking eels, and the most beautiful woman in the world was named...Buttercup?
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QuotesAdd a Quote
Miracle Max: Beat it or I'll call the Brute Squad.
Fezzik: I'm on the Brute Squad.
Miracle Max: [sees Fezzik] You ARE the Brute Squad!
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it.
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?
(My favorite quote.)
Wesly: "Life isn't fair, Highness. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something."
Vizzini: We were told that there was a town nearby that would appreciate our preforming talents.
Buttercup: You were misinformed. There's no one around here for miles.
Vizzini: Then there will be no one to hear you scream.
Inigo: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Wesley: *to Humperdink* I'll use slow words so can understand me you wart.hog.faced.buh.foon.
Humperdink: *annoyed* I think that is the first time someone has dared insult me.
Wesley: It won't be the last.
Inigo: *regretfully* You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.
Wesley: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.
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white_flamingo_71 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
Bakergirl_13 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99
MERLEY WHEATON thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over
black_horse_149 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99
Violence: Sword fighting with lots of blood, also brief scenes of torture.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: When Fezzik is on fire, that scared me to death when I watched this as a little girl. Also the fire-swamp scenes with the R.O.U.S.s might scare younger children.
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Can farmer boy Wesley win back his true love, the stunningly beautiful Buttercup, from the evil plans of crafty Prince Humperdink? He'll need more than an army of trained solidiers for this job-the likes of which include a blood-thirsty bandit, a not-so-smart giant, and a spirited old miracle man. 11+ because of some thematic events, violence including blood, stabbing, fire, biting, blood-curdling screams, sword slices. There is also one mention of the word "son of a b-tch" (I don;t know if there is other language around those lines; I just advise caution).
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war, It is up to Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her. On the way he meets a thief and his hired helpers, an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westleys' companions in his quest.