We went to see Stardust (the new fairy tale film based on a Neil Gaiman novel) on opening night, and we had braced ourselves for something not-so-great, in the shadow of all of the crummy summer movies this year.
But it is good! So very good.
I hereby recommend it to everybody as an everybody-would-like-it type movie. The posters: ugly. The trailers: misleading and weird.
But the film itself: lovely.
I think that Neil is very pleased with it, and hopefully when he exited the red carpet, he relaxed his hands a bit. I read the book maybe 5 years ago, so I don't even remember how much is faithful and what is different, but it flows beautifully, the performances (even the ones that could've easily gone awry) were wonderful (especially Michell Pfieffer and Robert Deniro) and it left my heart all a-glow.