Picture from The Princess Bride
Overall B

Young Buttercup (Robin Wright) should believe all her fairytale dreams have come true when she is chosen to be the bride of Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). Instead, the despondent girl prepares for the royal nuptials while still grieving the loss of her true love Wesley (Cary Elwes). Then, before the big event can take place, the future princess is mysteriously kidnapped.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B
Substance Use C

Talk to your kids about…

The Princess Bride

Despite some adverse situations, the Dread Pirate Roberts maintains an overly optimist attitude, like when he comments about the beauty of the trees in the fire swamp. How does this outlook help him and others to overcome their challenges? How can optimism help you?

What does the grandson learn as he listens to his grandpa’s story? What sources do you seek for entertainment? (In keeping with his wise lesson, you may want to look for the book version of The Princess Bride at your local library or bookstore.)