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Stardust the Movie

Updated on April 21, 2015

A movie full of wit and adventure...

I knew nothing about this film before being made to watch it. And to be honest, if I had something better to do, or had a half decent excuse, I wouldn't have seen this movie. But I did. And I not only enjoyed it, I LOVED it. My family did too. Though none of them had the low expectations that I did.

Click here to read more about the movie Stardust on Amazon.

Full of colorful characters

There are so many characters. Good guys, bad guys, some that fit somewhere in between... all fantastical but all delightfully believable.

Witches, buccaneers, traders, princes and a plot that weaves and leaves a trail of magic.

It draws you in. Entertains you. Makes you laugh. And there's a plot twist or two to amuse.

But I'm just blathering on with broad strokes. Maybe I'll try to give you a taste of the story, but without spoiling any of the surprises...

Tristan Thorne resides in the village of Wall and is in madly in love with the local beauty Victoria. Who seems to be as besotted with herself as Tristan is.

To prove his love he promises to bring her a fallen star, and this quest sees him venture over the wall that separates the real world from the supernatural Kingdom of Stormhold.

During the course of this adventure we meet witches, princes and what can be described as "sky buccaneers". And Yvaine, the beautiful embodiment of the fallen star.

The story seems as familiar as an old friend, but it's presented in a fresh and fun manner.

Michelle Pfeiffer is beautifully wicked and Robert De Niro plays a surprising role.

It's like taking a twist of Harry Potter and mixing it with the fun fantasies from the '80s.

It's to be enjoyed again and again.

Stardust Movie Trailer

A fun and frolicking adventure...

"As adults, we are discriminated against.As adults, we are an oppressed majority because nobody writes us fairy tales.I think the problem is not that we grow out of fairy tales. The problem is nobody writes us fairy tales; nobody gives us fairy tales that are as satisfying, as meaty, as filled with real people and real incident, as the things that we remember from when we were children"

From Amazon:

"Stardust settles over the viewer like a twinkly cloak. The film, which captures the magic and vision of author Neil Gaiman's fantasy graphic fable, is a transportive journey into a world of true enchantment, which fans of the Harry Potter books will enjoy as well as will adults looking for the perfect date movie. The tale is a not-so-simple love story and adventure, set in 19th century England--and an alternate universe of witches, spells and stars that turn human--and hold the key to eternal life.

Young Tristan (played with wide-eyed vigor by Charlie Cox) vows to retrieve a fallen star for the most beautiful girl in the village, the shallow Victoria (Sienna Miller), and in his quest, finds his true love--in a true "meet-cute" moment (by Babylon-candle-speeding into the just-crashed human incarnation of the star, Claire Danes). Much of the film involves the duo's journey back home--though home for Tristan is his village, and home for the celestial Yvaine is, of course, in the heavens. There are villains, notably Michelle Pfeiffer as the vain witch who seeks the fountain of youth a fallen star can give, and the seven venal sons of the dying king of the mythical realm, backstabbing, grasping, and hilarious--even in death as a ghostly Greek chorus.

While the sparks of love between Tristan and Yvaine are resonant and touching, Stardust truly succeeds as a brilliant fantasy yarn--and as a comedy with more than its share of belly laughs. Much of the humor belongs to Robert De Niro, who plays a notoriously wicked air pirate, who is secretly a bit light in his swashbucklers. Ricky Gervais has a small but memorable role essentially channeling his character from Extras, including his catchphrase, "Are you having a laugh?!" The special effects are all that any fan of Gaiman would wish for. Catch a bit of Stardust and you'll feel enchanted for a good long while."



© 2008 Treasures By Brenda

Have you seen the movie? What did you think?

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      bilafond lm 5 years ago

      Will check this movie. Thanks

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      No - but I am going to put it in my Netflix queue.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i did not have a chance but movie could be shown on tv. this must be a good movie to be presented by you. squidangel blessed.

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      JackieSonia 5 years ago

      Haven't seen it, but sounds like the type of movie I would enjoy. Will look it up. Thanks

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      NidhiRajat 6 years ago

      I love to see that movie...

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      elyria 6 years ago

      I absolutely loved this movie!

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      I haven't seen this movie yet, but it sounds ike fin. Mabe one day . . .

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      the777group lm 6 years ago

      Michelle Pfeiffer was fantastic in Stardust but the story didn't do that much for me.

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      Shaqir-Hussyin 7 years ago

      really nice movie, i have watched this last year. ;) awesome!

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      MrSlime 8 years ago

      I watched it thinking it would be horrible and glad I did. Loved it :)

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      AlisonQ 8 years ago

      I loved it too! I made my boyfriend watch it too and he really enjoyed it. I think Robert De Niro was fabulous, he made the whole thing for me. I fact, I think I'll rent it again soon!

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      mimsd 8 years ago

      Happened to see this movie while surfing for something to watch one day. I too was surprised at how much fun it was to watch.

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      ssuthep 9 years ago

      No. I have not. Going to my local store to get the DVD for this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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      agent_super_store 9 years ago

      I loved this movie. It is a combination of romantic comedy adventure film. 5*

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      daoine lm 9 years ago

      I absolutely loved StarDust! Robert De Niro was just superb - I have not laughed so much in ages.

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      Shannon Chiarenza 9 years ago from Vancouver bc

      Loved this movie, I bought the book quite awhile ago but didn't really get into it, however after the seeing the movie I'm revisiting the book.

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      beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

      never seen this movie, but definitely this is a good one. Great cast too!

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      letevic 9 years ago

      I think I need to watch this movie! Thanks for sharing! 5*

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      carny 9 years ago

      I have seen the movie and I loved it. Really, a fairy tale at it's best. And the reason I liked it so much has to be the happy ending - I won't post spoilers here, but really, it was perfect.