When I left the theatre after watching "Stardust" I began mentally formulating this review. It was instantly obvious to me that I wasn't sure if it was a drama, a comedy, a fairy tale or a horror film. It was with relief that I came to the realization that my confusion wasn't limited just to me...the scriptwriters didn't know either! No wonder it was such a challenge.

This CGI-loaded film is something that a 14-year-old boy would dream up in his bedroom. Very slight plot, pretty girls, pirates, magic castles, witches and LOTS of "blowy-uppie stuff!"

Claire Danes ("Stage Beauty" and "Shopgirl") is a fallen star that our hero Tristran, played by Charlie Cox ("Casanova") has been sent to retrieve by his self-centered girlfriend, played by Sienna Miller ("Factory Girl" and "Alfie"). He finds the star in a crater and immediately ties her to him with a thong so she can't escape.

By the time the villainess, played by Michelle Pfeiffer ("Hairspray" and "Grease II"), comes snarling into the fray, things have become seriously confusing. We add Robert De Niro in a flying pirate ship, Rupert Everett, Peter O'Toole and Ricky Gervaise, and all I can say is, "Good Luck!" I think you'll like it, no matter which genre is your favorite!

I will repeat, however. I LOVE seeing Pfeiffer doing her comic stuff again! (Maybe this wasn't meant to be comedy... hmmm... I guess you'll have to make up your own mind.)