Theatrical Release: August 10, 2007


STARDUST is an enchanting tale of a fallen star who crashes into a magical kingdom–and turns out to be no ordinary meteorite at all, but a beautiful imperiled woman chased after by an incredible array of seekers who want or need her secret powers. From wicked witches to power-mad princes, from flying pirates to dueling goblins, each person who encounters the star has his or her own agenda, but they all desire just one thing: her heart.

The result is a rip-roaring tale of true love and high adventure that mixes and matches all the grand themes and imagination-sparking elements that have ever caused anyone of any age to fall in love with fairy tales.

Dove Review

Filled with all the magic and mystery of an adventurous fairy tale, “Stardust” will entertain the viewer. Although the movie is a bit long at two hours and slow at times, it is a very interesting story. There are the good guys against the bad guys, sword fights, a little romance, and throw in some funny characters, and a unicorn for the girl making the fantasy complete for this tale.

This movie does give some good advice on love and relationships, but it goes outside our boundaries in the first few minutes when, even though not on screen, it is assumed an unmarried couple have sex, resulting in the birth of a baby. This situation prevents us from awarding The Dove Family-Approved Seal to “Stardust.”

Content Description

Sex: Couples kiss; two unmarried couples have sex off screen, one resulting in a birth.
Language: G-5; H-2; D-2
Violence: Two men fight; young man bullies another; man pushed out window of castle; ghost with axe in head; animals killed; sword fights; man's head cut off; men being stabbed; girl stabbed for her heart; broken glass flies at couple.
Drugs: Young couple drink champagne; two men poisoned.
Nudity: Nudity assumed when witch drops her clothes but not seen; man and a woman shown in bath tub; cleavage.
Other: Magical necklace; witch turns goat into man, boy into goat, boy into girl, and man into a mouse; man dresses like woman.


Company: Paramount
Writer: Neil Gaiman and Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Producer: Michael Dreyer
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 130 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe