“Stardust” — The Movie

January 5, 2008

We saw “Stardust” last night (for those of us living in the boondocks, NetFlix really is a wonderful thing….), and I have to say that I thought it was a terrific movie.  For those of you who would tell me that the movie isn’t nearly as good as the book, I have no doubt that’s true.  I love Neil Gaiman’s work, and I have every intention of reading it.

But this, it seemed to me (and I do say this without having read the novel yet), was one time when Hollywood got it right.  The movie is funny, suspenseful, well acted, visually stunning, and a tremendous amount of fun.  Watching Robert De Niro as the closeted Captain Shakespeare was a particular treat.  We were an audience of six — three adults, a 20 year-old male college student, and two younger girls, ages 12 and 10.  All of us loved it.  That’s saying something.

If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.

Today’s music:  Jerry Douglas (Under the Wire)

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