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Teenager Tristan (Charlie Cox) crosses a wall into a magical realm where he goes looking for a fallen star that he intends to bring to a girl he loves, but there’s dangerous competition. The Layer Cake director got Neil Gaiman’s blessing to bring his novel to the big screen, but the film basically looks like every other fantasy adventure. Not really a bad thing though; handsomely produced, romantic and funny (the humor shares similarities with The Princess Bride (1987)). Amusing performances by Robert De Niro as the versatile captain and Michelle Pfeiffer as a wicked witch, but the young leads are not equally engaging.

2007-U.S. 125 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Matthew Vaughn. Novel: Neil Gaiman. Cast: Claire Danes (Yvaine), Michelle Pfeiffer (Lamia), Robert De Niro (Captain Shakespeare), Charlie Cox (Tristan), Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais… Rupert Everett, Mark Strong, Peter O’Toole. Narrated byĀ Ian McKellen.

Trivia: Co-produced by Vaughn and Gaiman. Terry Gilliam was allegedly considered for directing duties; Sarah Michelle Gellar and Anne Hathaway for the part of Yvaine.



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