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Inkheart (2008)

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A teenage girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.

Director:

Iain Softley

Writers:

David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay), Cornelia Funke (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Mo
Sienna Guillory ... Resa
Eliza Bennett ... Meggie (as Eliza Hope Bennett)
Richard Strange ... Bookshop Proprietor
Paul Bettany ... Dustfinger
Helen Mirren ... Elinor
Matt King ... Cockerell
Steve Speirs ... Flatnose
Jamie Foreman ... Basta
Stephen Graham ... Fulvio
Mirabel O'Keefe Mirabel O'Keefe ... Young Meggie
Andy Serkis ... Capricorn
John Thomson ... Darius
Lesley Sharp ... Mortola
Tereza Srbova ... Rapunzel (as Tereza Srbová)
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Storyline

Mortimer "Mo" "Silvertongue" Folchart has the special talent to bring characters out of books. One night he brings out three characters from Inkheart, a story set in medieval times and filled with magical beings. Capricorn (Andy Serkis) and Basta (Jamie Foreman), two villains, and Dustfinger (Paul Bettany), a fire-eater. Now, ten years later, Meggie (Eliza Bennett) discovers the truth and it's up to her to escape Capricorn's evil grasp. Written by Gloria

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Every story ever written is just waiting to become real.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy adventure action, some scary moments and brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In an early scene at Aunt Elinor's (Dame Helen Mirren's), a toolkit is seen next to Brendan Fraser. It is the same toolkit Rick (Fraser) gives to Evie (Rachel Weisz) in The Mummy (1999). See more »

Goofs

Mo's departure from Alassio on a Citroen DS has been shot in the neighboring town of Albenga. See more »

Quotes

Elinor Loredan: What in the name of Jane Austen are you doing up at this hour?
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Soundtracks

Munich Schmankerl
Traditional
Performed by The Bavarian Band And Chorus
Courtesy of Sheridan Square Entertainment, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
You will like it if you liked Stardust
19 April 2009 | by arif215-1See all my reviews

I only watched this movie because the trailer looked new and the idea was an interesting one. I liked the movie but throughout the first half, you get the feeling that there is something big coming up and you just can't wait till it does. The ending was quite satisfactory considering what happens.

The actors were all well chosen for the roles they portray. The bad guys led by the evil Capricorn fulfill their role as a motley crew. There is a hidden humor amongst them which does not bore. The CGI animations were very well done especially the magical creatures and alike.

Overall, I would say that if you like Stardust, you will enjoy this one. Although, Stardust is still better in my opinion.

I give it 6 only because the first half drags on a bit long and takes sometime to move onto the real story.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ink Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Laigueglia, Liguria, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,601,379, 25 January 2009

Gross USA:

$17,303,424

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,803,180
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