Aug 7, 2007

Movie Review: Stardust

Distributor: Paramount
Cast: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Jason Flemyng, Sienna Miller, Peter O’Toole and Michelle Pfeiffer
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Screenwriters: Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman
Producers: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Dreyer, Neil Gaiman and Matthew Vaughn
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Rating: PG-13 for fantasy violence and some risqué humor
Running time: 130 min.
Release date: August 10

Pulled down from the heavens by an enchanted necklace belonging to the cruel King of Stormhold (Peter O’Toole, Venus), the celestial lady Yvaine (Claire Danes, Evening) lands unceremoniously in a crater in a far corner of the dying monarch’s magical kingdom. In the English village of Wall (which is separated from Stormhold by—you guessed it—a wall), lovelorn lad Tristan Thorne (Charlie Cox, Casanova) sees the star fall, and promises the beautiful-but-bratty Victoria (Sienna Miller, Interview) that he’ll bring it back—in one week’s time—in order to prove himself a worthy suitor.

But the sweet-natured Tristan isn’t the only one who wants something from Yvaine. The surviving sons of the King of Stormhold, Primus (Jason Flemyng, Transporter 2) and Septimus (Mark Strong, Sunshine) want her necklace—as it will elevate the first who finds it to the throne. And the coven of crones led by Lamia (Michelle Pfeiffer, Hairspray) want her heart—as it will bestow eternal life on those who cut it out and eat it.

- Chad Greene

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