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The Princess Bride: #6 in Romance Hall of Fame Wedding Movies Category


A tale of true love and high adventure helps to strengthen the bond between a boy and his grandfather in The Princess Bride, a contemporary cinema classic adapted from the novel by Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman.

As though stepping into the pages of an illustrated children’s fantasy, romantics looking for the “good parts” version of a love story can escape the drudgery of daily life in the land of Florin, where a chivalrous swordsman spouting clever quips protects his lady fair from the evil clutches of a conniving prince. Looking for a happily ever after scenario? “As you wish.”

Lovetripper Reader Recommendations

I love this movie to death because it is funny and sweet. I love that after all those years both of them were still madly in love with one another.It makes me want some one like Westley who will risk it all just to sweep me off my feet and carry me off. I just love it completely.– Monica

This movie has everything…romance, pirates, sword fights, monsters, humor, and love conquers all.– Brenda

I love how it’s a romance, comedy, and fantasy all wrapped up into one movie, and it’s hilarious!– Jessica

It’s exciting and adventurous and full of fun!– Christopher

When they are in the woods and he saves her and she finds out that it’s him and he’s not dead.– Joyce

Comedy + adventure + romance.– Megan

As much as I love this movie, the William Goldman novel that it’s based upon takes this take on fairy tales to another level.– Colin

A little of everything– action, comedy, love.– Paul

So funny and original. It is a great love story and fairy tale.– Andrea

Romantic Quotes from The Princess Bride

(Westley): I told you I would always come for you. Why didn’t you wait for me?
(Buttercup): Well….. you were dead.
(Westley): Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.
(Buttercup): I will never doubt again.
(Westley): There will never be a need.

(Buttercup): You can’t hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love…and you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords.

Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. The End.

Cast

Cary Elwes— After channeling his inner Douglas Fairbanks for his portrayal of Westley/The Dread Pirate Roberts, this British-born star continued to don period costumes for his roles in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Glory and Bram Stoker’s Dracula before gaining a new audience of fright fans for his bone-rattling role in Saw.

Robin Wright Penn— A regal presence onscreen as Buttercup, the Dallas-born beauty captured the hearts of movie goers once again as Jenny in Forrest Gump.

Mandy Patinkin— His skills sharpened by years on stage, this versatile showman followed his role as swordsman Inigo Montoya with a string of successful small screen series, including Chicago Hope, Dead Like Me and Criminal Minds.

Andre The Giant— Born Andre Rene Roussimoff, the world would know him by his wrestling moniker until his foray in front of the camera as Fezzik. Honored as the first inductee into the WWE hall of Fame, movie buffs would mourn his passing in 1993.

Wallace Shawn— A mind as sharp as Vizzini’s, this versatile playwright/actor has appeared in such diverse fare as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and The Cosby Show and his voice brought his animated roles in Toy Story and The Incredibles to life.

Chris Sarandon— A star of both the stage and the big and small screens, Sarandon breathed life into the bones of Jack Skellington in Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas.

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