Fairy tale movies are a dime a dozen. The Princess Bride stands head and shoulders above them all. It’s a playful children’s movie with plenty for adults to love too. It has everything a fairy tale should: a mysterious protagonist (Cary Elwes), a giant (André the Giant), swordplay, a princess, and a happy ending. The Princess Bride is a reminder of everything that’s right about humanity.
The story is presented in the film as a book being read by a grandfather to his sick grandson ), thus effectively preserving the novel’s narrative style
The movie is directed by Rob Reiner.