I just found out that it’s the 25th anniversary of my favorite movie of all time, The Princess Bride. How is that possible??? It’s inconceivable. I love this movie because it’s action-packed, incredibly romantic, beautifully shot, brilliantly acted (hello, Wallace Shawn), and funny. To me, this film achieves the impossible task of encapsulating every single thing that makes people fall in love with the movies.
1. I can pretty much quote this entire movie start to finish.
2. One of my favorite dates with my husband was a night out at the Egyptian Theater, where we saw The Princess Bride on the big screen, followed by a live onstage reenactment of the Cliffs of Insanity Duel. AMAZING.
3. If they ever remade this movie, I would be heartbroken.
4. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 25 years and haven’t seen this film, do yourself a favor and rent it NOW!
Here’s a fun LA Times link to a video of the cast on the red carpet of the 25th Anniversary Celebration: