Release Date: August 10, 2007

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Her wig will fall off if they're not careful.

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5/48 Kim Hollis The more I reflect on this movie, the more I realize I really love it.
16/46 Les Winan Well cast, with just the right tone and pacing. A terrific film. Has Vaughn already surpassed mentor Guy Ritchie as a filmmaker?
20/214 Max Braden Much better than the trailers indicate, this is actually a sweet, enjoyable romance, finding the right line between fun and cheesy. Claire Danes is literally radiant.
25/94 Shane Jenkins Never quite makes it to Princess Bride heights, but consistently fun and funny.

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Neil Gaimain is something of an institution around the BOP offices. We've been faithful readers of a variety of his works, from Sandman to his recent stint on Marvel Comics The Eternals, and novels such as American Gods and Anansi Boys. There have also been the projects like Neverwhere (available in both television on book form), Coraline and a couple of short story collections. In 2005, Mirrormask, a movie for which he wrote the screenplay, became an art house sensation. 2007 brings us an adaption of one of his most charming works. Stardust, which he originally wrote as a graphic novel along with illustrator Charles Vess, is a mystical romance that is full of heart.

The story begins when a young man named Tristan vows to win the heart of Victoria (Sienna Miller). She's not a particularly warm or kind human being, and she tells him that she might agree to be his if he would go retrieve a fallen star for her. This quest will take him far past the walls of his village, a place that is generally considered to be forbidden. As he journeys, he does find the star, but it just happens that she has taken the form of a gorgeous human girl named Yvaine, which makes things considerably more complicated.

Charlie also isn't the only person looking for the star. A king's four living sons (and the ghosts of their three brothers) are all hot in pursuit of the star to aid them in their pursuit to ascend to the throne. An evil witch named Lamia (Michelle Pfeiffer) is hoping to find the star in an effort to regain her lost youth. Tristan has to fight all of these adversaries in addition to meeting such unusual denizens as a pirate named Captain Shakespeare (Robert De Niro) and a shady trader named Ferdy the Fence (Ricky Gervais). Through it all, he will discover the real meaning of love. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for Stardust
Main Cast Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller
Supporting Cast Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Peter O'Toole, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Ian McKellen
Director Matthew Vaughn
Screenwriter Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
Distributor Paramount
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Rating PG-13
Screen Count 2,540
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