Stardust

This movie was recommended by a friend from work. I’ve been known to not particularly be a fan of love stories or fantasy movies and this movie was a bit of both. However, I’m going to use it to prove a point. As with many other forms of art, quality is quality. I can’t stand country music but a good song would shine through (wouldn’t it?).

Anyway, the movie does something that is somewhat rare these days: it drops you into a world that you know nothing about on an adventure that seems to have no boundaries or rules. At times it is sweet and other times it is funny but it is always mysterious. The movie is somewhat cheesy but despite being a fantasy it is always believable. Many of the reviews that I read compared it favorably to “Princess Bride”.

For the life of me I can’t figure out why there wasn’t more run on this movie before it was released. I’m not saying that it was the second coming of the Godfather but it was a really nice movie for all ages and it had an all-star cast (Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Peter O’toole, many others). I watched it with Rebecca and her brother and all three of us enjoyed it immensely despite having decidedly different tastes in movies.

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Movie title: Stardust

Movie description: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.

Date published: 2008-11-29

Director(s): Matthew Vaughn

Actor(s): Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong, Rupert Everett, Peter O'Toole, Sarah Alexander, Melanie Hill, Joanna Scanlan, Kate Magowan, David Kelly, Nathaniel Parker, Dexter Fletcher, Henry Cavill, David Walliams, Mark Heap, Mark Williams, Ian McKellen, Bimbo Hart, Alastair MacIntosh, Ben Barnes, Darby Hawker, Frank Ellis, Struan Rodger, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Adam Buxton, George Innes, Jake Curran, Grant Burgin, Olivia Grant, Coco Sumner, Terry Murphy, Geoff Bell, Mark Burns, Rab Affleck, Carlos Besse Peres, Elwin 'Chopper' David, Adam Fogerty, Jordan Long, Spencer Wilding

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Family

My Review

This movie was recommended by a friend from work. I’ve been known to not particularly be a fan of love stories or fantasy movies and this movie was a bit of both. However, I’m going to use it to prove a point. As with many other forms of art, quality is quality. I can’t stand country music but a good song would shine through (wouldn’t it?).

Anyway, the movie does something that is somewhat rare these days: it drops you into a world that you know nothing about on an adventure that seems to have no boundaries or rules. At times it is sweet and other times it is funny but it is always mysterious. The movie is somewhat cheesy but despite being a fantasy it is always believable. Many of the reviews that I read compared it favorably to “Princess Bride”.

For the life of me I can’t figure out why there wasn’t more run on this movie before it was released. I’m not saying that it was the second coming of the Godfather but it was a really nice movie for all ages and it had an all-star cast (Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Peter O’toole, many others). I watched it with Rebecca and her brother and all three of us enjoyed it immensely despite having decidedly different tastes in movies.

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