Stardust

Stardust

DVD - 2007
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Tristan hopes to win the heart of his beautiful, but shallow love, Victoria. He promises to recover a star that fell somewhere beyond the stony Wall that sets between the mundane England and the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. So Tristan sets forth on his own journey in Stormhold. Meanwhile in that magical land, the dying king has set his four surviving sons on a quest for the crown. And the witch Lamia is seeking the heart of the star for an entirely different purpose, one that involves her secret power.

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Fuzzy_Slippers
Dec 12, 2019

Such an exceptional movie!!! This is definitely one of my all time favourites. The story is great, the characters are pretty cool, and one of the most amazing movie scores I've ever heard!

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chieu4555
Oct 27, 2019

If you are into fairy tale... princes and princesses, and great Disney happy endings, this is it. I love the movie so much i bought the DVD. And I don't usually buy dvds of any movies unless I want to watch it over and over again. Off to search for the book....

ArapahoeTina Oct 24, 2019

This movie, viewed on its own, is entertaining and enjoyable. Having just read the book, I was unhappy with this rendition as it seemed intent on rewriting every word Neil Gaiman had penned, without good reason. I'm pretty sure he's earned the right to have his dialog stand!

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Tony_Jeffers
Dec 20, 2018

I saw this movie in the theater when it was first released. I loved every bit of it. I was however a little put off by the scene where Tristan is supposed to be riding the horse bareback and you can see his legs are sticking out instead of squeezing the horse and you can even see the stirrup straps.
The important thing to say here though; is that Captain Shakespeare is an in the closet cross-dresser. It's not clear if that means he is gay or not. He is a really great guy; kind, gentle and lovable. He believes his success as a pirate depends on his "Fearsome Reputation" so he goes to elaborate lengths to convince his crew and others that he is a monster. While his skill as a captain, pilot and sword fighter is without question; when his secret is discovered he believes his career as a pirate is ruined. His crew remain loyal to him however; and I certainly agree with them that just because one is a cross-dresser doesn't mean he can't be a fearsome pirate.

ReadJillyRead Aug 27, 2018

This is one of my favorite movies and to me holds everything I want in a movie: action, humor, magic, love, beautiful scenery, and adventure. It doesn't matter how many times I've seen this movie, I always enjoy it.

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StacyJ
Jun 12, 2018

I liked the movie but would have enjoyed it more had I not read the book first.

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gingin1972
Apr 07, 2018

Good Movie

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SPPL_Anna
Mar 20, 2018

Stardust the book is a lovely, slightly melancholy fairy tale. Stardust the movie is a romp of a lovely fairy tale. And It is one of the few films that I wholeheartedly enjoy more than the book.

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jezicuhh
Sep 27, 2017

What is up with all the 5 star reviews??!!? This movie is HARDLY ANYTHING like the book. I am usually not one to leave such a harsh review, but this was extremely disappointing as some one who fell in love with the story as it was written. This movie is a bunch of Hollywood garbage and frankly, a disgrace to the author, Neil Gaiman. None of the acting was believable in the slightest. Amazing that they spent a bunch of money just for a book to outshine all of their glitz and special effects. Please read the book and skip this movie.

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missreadingrobyn
Jul 14, 2017

Stardust is one of those rare book-to-film adaptations that I think got it right, so right in fact that the comparison of which I enjoyed more is a toughie. The charm and romance of the story shines through in the script and the cast is wonderful. I think I've watched this one more times than I can count.

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Lavenrith
Aug 05, 2016

I know a lot about love. I've seen it. I've seen centuries and centuries of it. And it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain and lies. Hate. Made me want to turn away and never look down again. But to see the way that mankind loves. I mean, you could search the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. - Yvaine

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Monolith
Jun 13, 2013

(The pirates have just discovered Captain Shakespeare in drag) Skinny Pirate: "What's the problem?" Captain Shakespeare: "It's my reputation." Skinny Pirate: "No, no. Don't be silly. Nonsense." Old Pirate: "It's alright, Captain. We always knew you were a whoopsie."

aaa5756 May 01, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Tristan: Don't you ever sleep?
Yvaine: Not at night. May have escaped your notice, genius, but that's when the stars have rather better things to do. They're coming out, shining, that sort of thing.
Tristan: Yeah, well, it may have escaped yours, but you're not in the sky anymore. Coming out is off the agenda. Shining has been suspended until further notice. Oh, and sleeping during the day is O-U-T. Unless you have some magical ability to sleep while you're walking.
Yvaine: Have you not got it into your thick head yet? I'm not walking anywhere!

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

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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ArapahoeTina Nov 14, 2019

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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eeLmon
Mar 28, 2009

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

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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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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