Another quick post, for another rave.
A friend and I took our daughters (aged seven and nine) to see Stardust today. (No Beth, not the one starring David Essex!)
Billed as a fairy tale, this film is a delight from beginning to end. It has a romping good story, is full of wonderful actors, and is very funny. Laugh out loud funny - especially the scenes with Captain Shakespeare.
And it is a rare creation; it's a PG rated film which the girls loved, but it also had a cinema full of adults very entertained throughout. A lot of kid flicks attempt this, but rely on heavy reference to popular culture to appeal to adults. Instead, Stardust derives its broad appeal through an outlandish yet sweet plot, and telling it with a genuine sense of humour. Playing 'spot the actor' under all the makeup was an added bonus.
[Image from Yahoo Movies]