http://www.coolidge.org/films/princess-bride-0 Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
Date Idea, Film
Adapting William Goldman’s classic novel, Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap, When Harry Met Sally) effortlessly brings to the screen a hilarious, cameo-filled mashup of romance, fantasy, and parody.
When lovebirds Buttercup (Robin Wright) and Westley (Cary Elwes) are separated, neither will let anything get in the way of their reunion. And when that list includes screaming eels, an ambidextrous fencer, a nasty prince, the Pit of Despair, a six-fingered murderer, and a whole Fire Swamp full of unusually-sized rodents, we can see exactly how important “twoo wuv” really is. Both a wry satire and a devoted tribute to the magical world of fairy tales, The Princess Bride is one of the funniest love stories ever told.