Stardust is a fairy tale for adults. The movie brings us into a magical, mystical world full of wonder, and lets our imagination play.
Fairy tales are traditionally violent, so that is the caveat here – this movie is not for young children. Teens will adore it, but young kids will likely find the scenes too frightening, even though most of the “gore” takes place off-screen, and thus, in our minds.
This is a story of transformation. A young man goes on a journey to please who he thinks is his true love. He ends up discovering his real true love, and himself, along the way. Claire Danes is the star who falls from the sky and is looking for her way “home.” Michelle Pfeiffer is the witch who wants to cut out the star’s heart so that she can be immortal. Robert DeNiro is the in-the-closet pirate who helps the young couple. They’re all really good, and over-the-top in the kind of way that you should be in a fanciful fairy tale.
Truly delightful – I loved it!