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A young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) tries to win the heart of Victoria (Sienna Miller), the beautiful but cold object of his desire, by going on a quest to retrieve a fallen star. His journey takes him to a mysterious and forbidden land beyond the walls of his village. On his odyssey, Tristan finds the star, which has transformed into a striking girl named Yvaine (Claire Danes). However, Tristan is not the only one seeking the star. A king's (Peter O'Toole) four living sons - not to mention the ghosts of their three dead brothers - all need the star as they vie for the throne. Tristan must also overcome the evil witch, Lamia (Michelle Pfeiffer), who needs the star to make her young again. As Tristan battles to survive these threats, encountering a pirate named Captain Shakespeare (Robert De Niro) and a shady trader named Ferdy the Fence (Ricky Gervais) along the way, his quest changes. He must now win the heart of the star for himself as he discovers the meaning of true love.


Ok. I'll try and give you the plot of the movie.

The magical world beyond the wall, there is a king dying. He summons his three remaining sons. He had seven but four were murdered by remaining living brothers. You see, only one son can become the king's heir. So tradition the sons all try to kill each other. The surviving son is king. Just as the king makes an announcement, one of the sons is pushed out the window. His ghosts joins the 4 ghosts hovering about. The kings takes off his ruby necklace. As it turns into a diamond he says, "he of royal blood" who find the stone and turns it ruby again will be king. He throws the necklace out the window. The two remaining brothers must find the necklace before the other does.

As the necklace is thrown out the window, it hits a star named Yvaine. It knocks her out of the night sky and sends her crashing to earth. Well the magical side. Three ugly old witches witness this and set out to find the Yvanine. The heart of a glowing star can restore youth and beauty. So they want to find Yvaine and kill her so they can be beautiful again. Lamia takes the remains of the last star they captured so that she can be beautiful and sets out to capture Yvaine. However, every time she uses magic, Lamia loses a bit of her youth and beauty.

Tristan lives on the other side of the wall that separates the magic world from the real world. He is love with a girl named Victoria. But Victoria is not interested in Tristan. She tells him that Humphrey has gone all the way to another town to buy her a ring. Tristan announces he would go the ends of the earth for her. When they see the falling star (Yvaine) Tristan said he would find the star and bring it back to Victoria. Well now Victoria is interested in Tristan and says "You have a week."

So, we have all these people looking for Yvaine. Tristan gets to her first by way of a magic candle. Which he didn't know was magic. While bringing her back, they run into the princes, Lamia and a pirate. The pirate, Captain Shakespeare helps them by not revealing Yvaine is a star and by giving them safe passage. He notices that Yvaine is falling for Tristan.

I watched this movies because someone said if I liked Princess Bride, I would like this movie. I did enjoy the movie however Princess Bride this is not. It's still a cute movie though. And even though it seems likes a lot going on, it's not confusing to follow and the story flows. Check this one out if you get a chance.

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I'll wait for it to come on the movie network.

I like this movie, but I agree - this is no Princess Bride. I'm kind of wondering if I said that, but I don't think I did. LOL

Check out The Princess Bride in blue-ray and then compare to Stardust is only fair. Both are good fantasy spoofs but when it comes to flat out laughs, The Princess Bride takes the cake.

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