The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breech in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breech in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it’s a maiden, Yvaine. Tristan, the youth, is not the only one looking for her: three witches, led by Lamia, want her heart to make them young; and, the sons of the dead king of Stormhold want her because she holds a ruby that will give one of them title to the throne. Assisting Tristan are his mother, the victim of a spell, and a transvestite pirate of the skies. Will Tristan win his true love? –IMDb
Formerly the man behind the man-director Guy Ritchie, to be exact-producer Matthew Vaugh had enough of being the quiet one and grabbed hold of the wheel to direct his first feature-the smart and edgy gangster thriller, “Layer Cake” (2005). Despite expectations that he would fall flat on his face, Vaughn instead made a sharp movie that caused critics to swoon with delight. More polished and sophisticated than Ritchie’s comic heists, “Layer Cake” marked Vaughn’s emergence as a filmmaking force to be reckoned with. Even before the film opened in U.S. theaters, Hollywood considered him a hot prospect, seeking him out to direct “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”. Not bad for a guy once derisively called Mr. Schiffer for his high-profile marriage to supermodel, Claudia Schiffer.
Born in Beverly Hills, California, Vaughn was educated at Stowe School in Buckingham, England. Taking a year off between Stowe and university, he traveled the world on a Hard Rock Café tour and landed back in Los Angeles… read more
Great chemistry between Danes and Cox, wonderfully (and surprisingly) black humor and a totally unexpected turn from De Niro make this an underrated, loveable little gem.
It's not a very good film, but it is different and more creative than many Hollywood films. By far, the writing is the best part. Gaiman's story is great basis. The performances are rather fun. However, the whole film is too long, and some of the special effects are not that good. But it's very original, and that shows throughout the film.
you know what's really the only bad thing about all book/movie adaptations? you will like the first version that you had contact with better. I read the book first, and what seems a bit odd about the movie is the pacing. everything happens so much faster. anyways, it is the same tale. not bad.
Les bons contes de fée adaptés sur grand écran se font plutôt rares. C’est donc avec un certain plaisir que l’on regarde cette adaptation de Matthew Vaughn bien que dénuée de petits défauts.
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