One of the few good things about this whole shelter-at-home business is that it’s allowed for us all to revisit several classic films with other fans, albeit in a socially distanced sort of a way. There’s nothing quite like watching a movie that’s a warm security blanket during troubled times, especially with other fans. Well, in the tradition of our Clue, Hook, and Monsterverse viewing parties, join us this Friday for a special The Princess Bride viewing party. It would be truly inconceivable to miss it! (Sorry, I had to. It’s mandatory).
You can watch The Princess Bride along with the Nerdist team by streaming it on Disney+ the very same day the film hits the platform. If you don’t have Disney+ yet, then it’s possible to rent the film via Amazon Prime as well. Of course, hopefully many of you have a Blu-ray or DVD of this classic film somewhere in your collection already.
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The 1987 classic from director Rob Reiner is easily one of the most quotable movies of all time and features one of the best movie scripts ever written, in my humble opinion. For the few of you out there who haven’t seen it, The Princess Bride tells the story of a farmhand named Westley (Cary Elwes), who sets forth to rescue his true love, the Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright), from the awful Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). The description sounds generic, but trust me, the film is anything but.
So be sure to join us on Twitter, @Nerdist, and watch and tweet with us on Friday, 5/1 at 5:00pm PT! Don’t forget to use the #NerdistFromHome hashtag when you join in the conversation and start dropping your favorite lines from the film. And for the record, mine is “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says different is selling something.” It’s not just a quote—these are words to live by.
Featured Image: Twentieth Century Fox
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