This episode we are tackling The Princess Bride, and it’s a tough one. This movie has so many unique characters, lines, and scenes. We had a really fun time recapping the plot and rediscovering some of the smaller moments that really make this film so much fun and completely watchable all these years later.
To be honest, I was never the biggest fan of this movie, but Mike talked me into recasting it, and I ended up being mad at myself for not appreciating it enough the first time around.
The film stars Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon and Christopher Guest (yes, THAT Christopher Guest), Peter Faulk, Fred Savage, Wallace Shawn (yes, THAT Wallace Shawn), and Andre the Giant. This is a true ensemble cast that was really tight and made the movie so much more than the sum of its parts.
Ultimately, we come up with some good picks, although “improving” on the original cast is nearly impossible. However, we try to reimagine things a little and we go to some interesting places.
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