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Stardust (2007)

Weirdly, during conversations with several unrelated people this week a film has been mentioned that I’ve never seen.

I thought it was too much of a coincidence so took it as a sign and watched it last night.

The film?

Stardust (2007)

I’m not sure why I haven’t watched this till now. I was aware of the movie’s all star line up but I guess I thought it was a kid’s film so once again gave it a miss. 🤦🏻‍♂️

If you haven’t seen it, it’s a wonderful fantasy/adventure/romance based on the novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman and it has more recognisable faces than you can shake a stick at!

The cast includes Charlie Cox (Daredevil TV series), Claire Danes (Romeo + Juliette), Michelle Pfeiffer (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), Robert De Niro (Goodfellas), Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Sienna Miller (American Sniper) and Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service) to mention just a few!

This is what it’s about according to the internet:

“To win the heart of his beloved (Sienna Miller), a young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) ventures into a magical realm to retrieve a fallen star.

What Tristan finds, however, is not a chunk of space rock, but a woman (Claire Danes) named Yvaine. Yvaine is in great danger, for the king's sons need her powers to secure the throne, and an evil witch (Michelle Pfeiffer) wants to use her to achieve eternal youth and beauty.”

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie!!

It’s been a long time since I’ve watched a film that’s as fun and honest as this one. It’s just pure escapism and hugely entertaining.

As good as everyone is in the film, there are a few stand out performances that I feel the need to mention.

Firstly I have to say, Claire Danes nails a British accent. 👌

Michelle Pfeiffer hardly needs a mention since she’s naturally great in everything, but she really is good as the movie’s main villain, the evil witch Lamia.

Henry Cavill as the pompous yet cowardly Humphrey is highly entertaining, especially after seeing him in more serious and heroic roles, not to mention that compared to in this film, he’s now built like a brick sh#t house! 💪

Ricky Gervais is pretty much Ricky Gervais but in a wig and a hat but is his usual hilarious self and seems totally unfazed by sharing scenes with such huge stars.

But it’s Robert De Niro as Captain Shakespeare who stole the movie for me! I won’t ruin it but I’ve never seen him play a role like this before and he’s absolutely brilliant! 😆👌

This is such a refreshing story! It’s just a good old innocent fairytale with great characters, a healthy dose of humour, adventure and romance and it takes you away from the stresses of real life for a wonderful couple of hours. I loved it!

What an amazing imagination Neil Gaiman has! 🙌

Seen it? Let me know below. 👇⭐️

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