Director Matthew Vaughn (LOCK STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS) takes his experience with credible crime capers and applies it to the fantasy genre in this charming but not too precious adaptation of Neil Gaimans novel. The many threads of the story intertwine seamlessly unfolding at an unforced pace that complements the movies magical special effects. Charlie Cox (CASANOVA) stars as Tristan a somewhat bumbling shopkeeper’s assistant in the sleepy English village of Wall so named for the stone barrier that separates it from the magical realm of Stormhold. Tristan is in love with the beautiful dismissive Victoria (Sienna Miller) who much prefers her other suitor Humphrey (Henry Cavill) since he has travelled all the way to Ipswich to buy her an engagement ring. Tristan in a last-ditch effort to win Victorias affections offers to bring her a fallen star theyve just seen and she agrees to marry him if he can deliver. Unbeknownst to Tristan he is the product of his fathers (Nathaniel Parker) sole excursion to Stormhold where he had a tryst with a mysterious slave girl (Kate Magowan) who said she was a princess. As Tristan retraces his father’s steps he discovers that the star is actually a beautiful young woman named Yvaine (Claire Danes). A trio of witches led by a delightfully wicked Michelle Pfeiffer wants to capture Yvaine to cut out her heart and gain eternal youth while the three remaining sons of the recently deceased king (Peter OToole) compete with one another to find the gem Yvaine wears around her neck. With special effects that never outshine the performances and a sweet story peppered with hints of Gaimans dark sensibility STARDUST is a truly enchanting fairy tale.
- Crossing the Wall: The Making of Stardust - The Quest for the Stone
- Commentary by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman
- A Portal to Another World
- What Do Stars Do?
- A Quest of Enormous Importance
- Have You Seen a Fallen Star?
- Nothing is True
- Deleted Scenes
- Theatrical Trailer
Release Date: 01 February 2010
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
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