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Stardust (2007)

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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.

Director:

Matthew Vaughn

Writers:

Jane Goldman (screenplay), Matthew Vaughn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... Narrator (voice)
Bimbo Hart Bimbo Hart ... Young Scientist
Alastair MacIntosh Alastair MacIntosh ... Victorian Academic
David Kelly ... Guard
Ben Barnes ... Young Dunstan Thorn
Kate Magowan ... Slave Girl / Una
Melanie Hill ... Ditchwater Sal
Charlie Cox ... Tristan Thorn
Sienna Miller ... Victoria
Henry Cavill ... Humphrey
Nathaniel Parker ... Dunstan Thorn
Darby Hawker Darby Hawker ... Grumpy Customer
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Mr. Monday
Peter O'Toole ... King
Mark Strong ... Septimus
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Storyline

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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Love is Magic See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stardust See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,169,779, 12 August 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,634,938, 25 October 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$135,560,026, 14 September 2008
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS (Digital DTS Sound)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Jason Flemyng and Sienna Miller appeared in Layer Cake (2004). See more »

Goofs

When the king takes off the ruby necklace, he lifts it over his head without unclasping it. When Yvaine puts on the necklace, she has to unclasp it in order to fit it around her head. The necklace then rests against her collarbone; if it had remained its original length, she would have been able to slip it over her own head and it would have hung down a great deal further. See more »

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

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Featured in Stuff You Like: 102: Stardust (2014) See more »

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Slavonic Dances, Op.46: No.6 in D Major, Allegretto Scherzando
Written by Antonín Dvorák
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Worthy unconventional fairy tale that should have been closer to the book
24 May 2009 | by Quebec_DragonSee all my reviews

Let's start by saying I loved the book by Neil Gaiman and recommended it often. Stardust was a very good fantasy movie in the vein of the Princess Bride with its whimsical tone and romantic aspects. Deniro was great fun in his pirate role that wasn't even in the book! As a matter of fact, all the actors were excellent. I wish that they had more fantastical creatures (like the book) and especially that they had not changed the ending of the book, it would have made it much more memorable. A few tweaks here and there, closer adherence to the original source material and it would have been a great classic for the ages. Tim Burton would have been perfect to direct this as I'm sure the original book would have appealed very much to his sensibilities. However, it was a worthy effort nevertheless. It's definitely worth a rental and a purchase if you like fantasy movies with romantic overtones.

Rating: 7 out of 10


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