I remember seeing this in the theater and fell in love with it. It’s so fresh (both in terms of the story and how each actor, famous or not, plays the right role and the right amount of the role; that is, no excessive exposure of a certain character). The plot summary taken from Amazon:
“A young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) tries to win the heart of Victoria (Sienna Miller), the beautiful but cold object of his desire, by going on a quest to retrieve a fallen star. His journey takes him to a mysterious and forbidden land beyond the walls of his village. On his odyssey, Tristan finds the star, which has transformed into a striking girl named Yvaine (Claire Danes). However, Tristan is not the only one seeking the star. A king’s (Peter O’Toole) four living sons – not to mention the ghosts of their three dead brothers – all need the star as they vie for the throne. Tristan must also overcome the evil witch, Lamia (Michelle Pfeiffer), who needs the star to make her young again. As Tristan battles to survive these threats, encountering a pirate named Captain Shakespeare (Robert De Niro) and a shady trader named Ferdy the Fence (Ricky Gervais) along the way, his quest changes. He must now win the heart of the star for himself as he discovers the meaning of true love.”
There you have it! The movie’s got enchanting ladies, charming and brave boys, romance, pirates, excitement, action, humor, magic, breath-taking sceneries…. It’s got everything and yet beautifully directed instead of the scenes being randomly sewn together, to become this fun, entertaining film. The DVD is a must for my collection! I can’t wait to read the book!
Stardust (book) by Neil Gaiman