Stardust (Movie)

Based on Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Studio: Paramount Pictures (2007)
Rating: PG-13

Genre: Fantasy
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Main Cast: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox

Viewer’s Annotation: To win the heart of his long-time crush, Tristan Thorn ventures from his small town of Wall into the kingdom of Stormhold to retrieve a fallen star, but he is not the only one who seeks it.

Summary: Determined to win the affection of the beautiful Victoria, Tristan vows to bring her the star that has fallen some ways beyond the wall that borders their town. Tristan ventures into the magical world on the other side of the wall and is surprised to discover that the star is not at all the lump of meteorite he expected, but rather a lovely young woman named Yvaine. Still intent on fulfilling his promise to Victoria, Tristan insists that Yvanie accompany him back to the Wall before he will restore her to the sky. But an old witch called Lamia is pursuing Yvaine because eating the heart of a star provides immortality. Meanwhile, the king of Stromhold has passed away and his feuding sons vie to retrieve the royal ruby (which Yvaine now wears) and claim the throne. As Tristan rushes to bring Yvaine to Victoria as a birthday present, the two narrowly escape the trap Lamia has laid for them and encounter a ferocious sky pirate aboard his flying ship. Even with danger closing in from all sides, Tristan and Yvaine fall in love.

Notes: This movie is hilarious, with terrific performances from an all-star cast including Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert DeNiro and Rupert Everett.
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