Stardust

DVD review from Nick at Nite

Stardust

Give this movie a chance. You won’t regret it. It reminds me so much of The Princess Bride. Another fine film that was underappreciated at the box office. An interesting ensemble cast follow the adventures of a young man as he chases down a fallen star. The fallen star turns out to be a beautiful young woman (Claire Danes, Shopgirl). They have trouble as it seems they are in a fantastical land where at least two other groups are trying to chase down the same fallen star. Mayhem and madness ensue. I recommend you rent this and The Princess Bride on a nice, rainy weekend. Probably a little too scary for the smallest among us, but should be in the wheel house for most others. I give it an “A.”

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5 comments on “Stardust

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  2. […] makes a brooding Achilles, Eric Bana (Star Trek) is an admirable Hector, and Peter O’Toole (Stardust) is pitiable as aging King Priam, ever-trusting that the gods will reward him for his piety. Chief […]

  3. […] Fine (C). This dawdlin’ and maudlin affair stars Robert De Niro (Stardust) as Frank Goode, a widower with four grown children scattered across the USA. When all four of his […]

  4. […] have ebbed to the point that he has to agree to interview a TV starlet named Katya (Sienna Miller, Stardust).  She’s an hour late, he is unprepared and insufferably rude, but despite the rocky start they […]

  5. […] eventually finds a place working for a drug kingpin with a luminous young wife (Michelle Pfeiffer, Stardust). But Tony has big dreams, and director Brian De Palma (The Untouchables) lets Pacino run riot […]

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