• Claire Danes – Yvaine
  • Charlie Cox – Tristan Thorn
  • Michelle Pfeiffer – Lamia
  • Robert De Niro – Captain Shakespeare


*Summary from

“After promising the beautiful Victoria (Sienna Miller) that he’ll retrieve a fallen star to secure her love, young Tristan (Charlie Cox) journeys to a magical world to win her heart in this charming fantasy based on Neil Gaiman’s novel. Along the way, he battles a pirate named Captain Shakespeare (Robert De Niro), an evil witch (Michelle Pfeiffer) and other assorted goblins and ghosts.”


The summary is taken from Netflix because there is so much happening that it was too hard for me to summarize. If I wrote the summary it would be a page long and you would not have to watch the movie. Anyway. This was a very good movie. I thought the way that they created it was very good. It seemed like it was from a different world but it was not to far out there. In one of the parts a royal persons throat gets cut and instead of the blood being red, as we know it, it was blue. This is because royal blood is supposedly blue. The movie was very creative and imaginative. I would definitely watch it agin. It is a see “many more times” movie. I hope that you will like it as much as I did.

I enjoy it so much I am going to be buying it. Normally when I borrow movies from the library I just watch it. This movie is a MUST have.

Rating: PG-13


Violence: Surprising amounts of fantasy/swashbuckling violence, including sword fights, knifings, and sorcery that ends in murder (a man drinks poison and keels over, another man is pushed off a ledge) and destruction. In one particularly brutal scene, a witch drowns a man with a voodoo doll and uses his body to try to stab another. In another scene, she slits a victim’s throat. Animals are also killed for witchcraft, and Yvaine is being pursued so a sorceress can eat her heart.

Sex: No nudity, but some kissing and a few cleavage shots. A young woman seduces a young man and gets pregnant (nothing explicit is shown). Tristan and Yvaine spend a night together, though the audience only sees them together under the covers.

Language: Quite benign; mostly just insults (“idiots”) and the occasional “damn.

Drinking, Drugs, & Smoking: Pirates drink, before, during, and after pillaging. Tristan and Victoria steal away for a picnic where they drink champagne.