Film Club: THE PRINCESS BRIDEUSA | 1987 | 98 minutes | Rated PG | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family & Kids, Fantasy
Directed by Rob Reiner
Wednesday August 17, 2016
Capawock Theatre VH
$9 General Admission, $7 Member, children ages 14 or younger, & Bunch of Grapes discount card holders, who must purchase tickets at the door to receive the discount
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Rob Reiner
Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal
An elderly man reads the book “The Princess Bride” to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won’t like the story, with a romance at its core, he preferring something with lots of action and “no kissing”. But the grandson is powerless to stop his grandfather, whose feelings he doesn’t want to hurt. The story centers on Buttercup, a former farm girl who has been chosen as the princess bride to Prince Humperdinck of Florian. Buttercup does not love him, she who still laments the death of her one true love, Westley, five years ago. Westley was a hired hand on the farm, his stock answer of “as you wish” to any request she made of him which she came to understand was his way of saying that he loved her. But Westley went away to sea, only to be killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. On a horse ride to clear her mind of her upcoming predicament of marriage, Buttercup…
"Heroic fantasies, we often feel, should be lighter than air, hot as dragon fire, fast as a sword in sunlight. And that's mostly what we get from the delightful The Princess Bride -- along with some bracing humor and foolery"- Michael Wilmington Los Angeles Times
"Rob Reiner's friendly 1987 fairy-tale adventure delicately mines the irony inherent in its make-believe without ever undermining the effectiveness of the fantasy."- Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Times
Have you ever wished you had the opportunity to talk about a film with other audience members while it's still fresh in your mind?
We surely have! So, to allow those conversations to happen, we introduce FILM CLUB. Much like what a book club is for readers, FILM CLUB is for film-goers -- an hour or so after various films throughout the summer that will allow you to analyze, discuss and contemplate the film you just watched.