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Rob Reiner United States, 1987

Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film The Princess Bride

It's entertaining, but the "meta" aspect is superficial. A reviled but far superior film like Lady in the Water uses the fabrication of a fantasy to comment on the nature of stories (and what they mean to those that create & bear witness to them) in a far more intelligent & sophisticated way. Much better is the genuine fantasy of a film like Legend; a bold & visionary work far beyond Reiner's limited cinematic grasp.