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Stardust (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  10 August 2007 (USA)
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In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator (voice)
Bimbo Hart ...
Young Scientist
Alastair MacIntosh ...
Victorian Academic
Darby Hawker ...
Grumpy Customer
Frank Ellis ...


The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it's a maiden, Yvaine. Tristan, the youth, is not the only one looking for her: three witches, led by Lamia, want her heart to make them young; and, the sons of the dead king of Stormhold want her because she holds a ruby that will give one of them title to the throne. Assisting Tristan are his mother, the victim of a spell, and a cross-dressing pirate of the skies. Will Tristan win his true love? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some fantasy violence and risque humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stardust, le mystère de l'étoile  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,169,779 (USA) (10 August 2007)


£14,765,659 (UK) (14 December 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both this story and another Neil Gaiman work The Ocean at the End of the Lane mention hearts being cut out and the heart of a star. See more »


When the unicorn arrives to release Yvaine it is untacked and she mounts it bareback. But in a following scene a stirrup is clearly visible around her foot, meaning there is a saddle hidden under the drape of her dress. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really... "Do the stars gaze back?" Now *that's* a question.
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Crazy Credits

After the end of the credits, the pirates can be heard growling again. See more »


References Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) See more »


Slavonic Dances, Op.46: No.6 in D Major, Allegretto Scherzando
Written by Antonín Dvorák
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User Reviews

pleasant surprise
19 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to a small advance screening of this movie on July 19th, knowing no more than the names of a few of the actors and that it was a fantasy/adventure quest of some sort.

The plot line really is nothing like I have seen, and a unique story is certainly appreciated with everything else that is currently in or coming soon to theaters. In spite of what first impressions may give, it isn't cheesy, corny, tacky, or ridiculous, and is actually highly entertaining and funny. The flow is quite well done, nothing seems rushed or dragged out. The soundtrack, for lack of better words, is magical and adds much to the film, as opposed to simply filling the silence as often happens in movies or TV. And even though I might have known what was coming at points, I still couldn't bear to stop watching the screen; to my knowledge, not a single person left the theater during the entire movie.

My one gripe is that there seems to be almost no marketing for this film, and as brilliant as it is I can't figure out why.

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