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The Princess Bride

Uproariously funny and touchingly sweet, Rob Reiner's irreverent fairytale fantasy returns to cinemas for just one day to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Based on the William Goldman novel of the same name, The Princess Bride unfolds as a bedtime story told by an old man (Peter Falk) to his poorly grandson (Fred Savage). The resulting tall tale centres on a valiant farmhand called Wesley (Cary Elwes), who battles outlaws atop the Cliffs Of Insanity and evades the razor-sharp teeth of the Rats Of Unusual Size in order to declare his love to the beautiful Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright). The script is an embarrassment of quotable riches - "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours" - the performances are suitably tongue-in-cheek. A modern classic.