The Princess Bride

1987 PG 1h 38m Blu-ray / DVD

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The Princess Bride

1987 PG 1h 38m Blu-ray / DVD
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Blending comedy, adventure, romance and fantasy, this cult classic follows peasant farmhand Westley as he battles three bumbling outlaws and a nefarious prince to win the hand of his one true love, a young woman named Buttercup.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono
CC
No
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
  • Cary Elwes
  • Mandy Patinkin
  • Robin Wright
  • Chris Sarandon
  • Wallace Shawn
  • AndrĂ© the Giant
  • Fred Savage
  • Peter Falk
  • Peter Cook
  • Mel Smith
  • Carol Kane
  • Billy Crystal
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Princess Bride is a quirky, funny fairy tale with quite a bit of action-style violence, including a torture machine, sword fights (one to the death), a death by poisoning, quicksand, fire pits, ROUSes (rodents of unusual size), and giant shrieking eels that attack main characters. But the movie's skewed humor and its storybook feel lessen some of the impact of the violent scenes. There's also drinking -- in one scene a drunken character is revived in a barrel of water -- and some kissing, as well as a bit of language ("son of a bitch," "Jesus!" as an exclamation) and a reference to a character's "perfect breasts."

Sexual Content

A few kisses, most notably a very sweet storybook kiss. One reference to Buttercup's "perfect breasts."

Violence

Action-style violence includes a torture machine, sword fights (one to the death), a death by poisoning, quicksand, fire pits, shrieking eels, and menacing ROUSes (rodents of unusual size). A character makes a reference to killing herself.

Language

One use of "son of a bitch." Also "my God" and "Jesus" (as an exclamation).

Social Behavior

Despite some betrayal along the way, overall the movie's message is about the triumph of true love and the importance of loyalty, friendship, inventiveness, persistence, and family.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Inigo has a drinking problem (he's shown inebriated), and Fezzik nurses him back to health. Other characters sometimes drink from goblets of wine.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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