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The Princess Bride

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Princess Bride
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Heartbroken over the death of her beloved Westley, beautiful Buttercup finally succumbs to the advances of the wicked Prince Humperdinck. Yet, when she's suddenly kidnapped by a motley band of deviants, what gallant hero comes to the rescue? None other than Westley-- alive, well and as wonderful as ever. But before these two can live happily ever after, they must first overcome formidable odds. Will these star-crossed lovers ever fulfill their destiny? Or, this time, will Buttercup lose Westley forever?
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : MGM DVD : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: 20th anniversary collector's ed
Branch Call Number: J DVD MOVIE P
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Aug 20, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Funny, witty, and sweet, definitely one to see again and again.

This movie was great for its time. Definitely a classic.

Jul 13, 2014
  • zapa rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The movie is great for teenagers but not for adults like me for the small children which it was intended for (6 and 4 years old)

Apr 29, 2014
  • MERLEY WHEATON rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Funny and entertaining for the whole family. Can't help but say the lines right along with the movie.

This is a definite must-watch. My best friend got it when she was 7, so I've seen the movie so many times I've practically memorized it. It has so many epic quotes! My friends and I like to have Princess Bride quote-downs.

Apr 10, 2014
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of my favorite movies. When I first heard the title, I wasn't expecting much, just a fairy tale romance, but there is also epic sword fights, the best battle of wits in the history of cinema, and every other line is a memorable quote.This movie is so good, it's INCONCEIVABLE.

Mar 01, 2014
  • blackiehaines rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In my list of greatest movies ever, this is in the top 5, possibly #1. It is ultimately clean, so kids can enjoy it. It has action (the sword fight is my favorite action scene), and it has more "quotable quotes" than any other movie I've ever seen. (My nom de plume, Dread Pirate Roberts, comes from it.) I liked it so much, I actually bought a copy of it.

Feb 03, 2014
  • Anneatthelibrary rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Some of my favorite film quotes come from this movie.

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
"Inconceivable!"
"Who are you?"
"No one of importance."
"I must know!"
"Get used to disappointment..."

If you are looking for a fun movie, get the popcorn going and relax, just watch out for the lightning quicksand.

Feb 01, 2014
  • black_fox_150 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutly LOVE this movie, and I constantly quote it. I know every characters name. If anyone dislikes this movie, they don't have a sense of humor at all.

Aug 22, 2013
  • seaholm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

LOVE this movie!!! This is a must see!!!

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Nov 28, 2013
  • Bananagirl_66 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Kid: I KNEW she wouldn't marry that rotten Humperdinck.

Grandpa: Yes, you're very smart. Shut up.

Aug 10, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Wesley (to Vizzini): Truly, you have a dizzying intellect. Vizzini: Wait till I get going! Where was I? Wesley: Australia.

Aug 10, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Wesley (to Fezzik, after knocking him out): Until then, rest well, and dream of large women.

Aug 10, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fezzik (to Wesley): It's not my fault I'm the biggest and strongest. I don't even exercise.

Aug 10, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Vizzini (ranting at Fezzik): "And *you*! Brainless, friendless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were?! *UNEMPLOYED IN GREENLAND*!!!!

May 22, 2013
  • youknitmetogether13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Inigo Montoya; I don't mean to pry, but do you happen to have six fingers on your right hand?
Wesley: Do you always begin conversations this way?

May 22, 2013
  • youknitmetogether13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Vizzini: Move that thing...and that other thing!

Miracle Max: The king's stinking son fired me and thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice papercut then pour lemon juice on it, we're closed!

Pirate Roberts to Fez the Giant: "I don't envy you the headache you will have in the morning. But in the meantime, sleep well, and dream of large women."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(Buttercup kisses the senile King) The King: "What was that for?" Buttercup: "Because you have always been so kind to me, and I won't be seeing you again since I'm killing myself once we reach the honeymoon suite." The King: "Won't that be nice. She kissed me, ha, ha, ha!"

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Apr 29, 2014
  • MERLEY WHEATON rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

MERLEY WHEATON thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

selenium_falcon_4 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

black_horse_149 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99

WordHug thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Blue_Elephant_113 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 28

Sep 19, 2012
  • nonieh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

nonieh thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

Aug 07, 2012
  • LeDoux rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

LeDoux thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

njj_bw1996 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Nov 19, 2011
  • Keep_On_Rockin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Keep_On_Rockin thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jul 23, 2011
  • goldenretriever13 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

goldenretriever13 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Apr 16, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Mar 31, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Mild language

Mar 31, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: Few fight scenes

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Nov 28, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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).

Apr 16, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

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