Sunday At the Palm: “The Princess Bride”

Sunday At the Palm: “The Princess Bride”

9780156035217_custom-s6-c30‘That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying “As you wish,” what he meant was, “I love you.” And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back,” from “The Princess Bride”

A classic fairy tale with all the goodies – swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather) – the Telluride Film Festival’s Sunday at the Palm series is proud to present all-time favorite “The Princess Bride.” Directed by Rob Reiner, the screening is a special treat for Thanksgiving weekend the entire family can enjoy. Nominated for both a Grammy and an Oscar, Peter Travers of Rolling Stone describes the film as “two hours of pure enchantment.”

As a grandfather (Peter Falk) reads aloud his favorite novel (The Princess Bride, of course) to his grandson (Fred Savage), who is home sick in bed, the film jumps delightfully into a wild land of imagination: Rodents of Unusual Size to the Cliffs of Despair; Dread Pirate Roberts; Fezzik the Giant (Andre the Giant); the beautiful Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright Penn); Inigo Montoya the six-fingered fencing champion (Mandy Patinkin).

To recap in the words of the grandfather, “The Princess Bride” has something for everyone: “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles.” 

Could a lovers of fairy tales of all ages ask for anything more?

Sunday, December 1, 4:00 p.m. ● Michael D. Palm Theatre for the Performing Arts •  Rated PGFREE TO ALL ● Running time 98 minutes.

For a preview, watch this trailer:

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