It's cute, it's fun, but is it really art? ehhhhh... Kind of. It does justice to the bed time stories in of which it is a pastiche in the sense that it is entertaining and imaginative, filled with lush creative flair, but also in the sense that it is as emotionally and intellectually as shallow as a kiddie pool.
The cutest, most romanic and wittiest fairytale that have ever been made about true love. Only ruined by a few cameos from established comedy actors that is not nearly as fun as the actors themselves think they are. Yes, Billy Crystal I'm talking about you.
A romantic classic that marks Reiner's best work with a marvelous script by William Goldman full of quotable dialogue, adventure, comedy and romance. Casting was extraordinary featuring career best turns by Cary Elwes and Chris Sarandon and memorable turns by Wright, Guest, Patinkin and Andre the Giant. A fairy tale for child and adult alike.
Nieces and Nephews test: they LOVED it. Take 4 internet addled, app obsessed, hyperactive spoilt brats and force them to watch a thirty year old movie. They were in it at around the 3 minute mark. I wish buttercup was a bit more engaging and proactive - luckily so did my two nieces. Still, that aside, it works. They were talking about it at breakfast the next day.
[Espaço Nimas] Can't stand the way social networks (and film fests to a certain extent) have eventified cinema. Everyone's main course: Torrents, streams and downloads. A special 'event' screening (with gifts+whatnot) takes place and people gladly flock to attend it. Yet, most of the time, they don't quit TV, torrents & VOD, whining about the sad the state of film (notably its mainstream ilk) and its output ▽