Stardust places #1 or #2 on my "movies that no one seems to have heard about" list. The story is different (though follows a typical romance plot), that pulled me in, suspended my disbelief with a beautifully articulated whimsical world and put me in stitches.
Floating ships, bottled lightning, evil witches, and a quest to find a fallen star.
Ohhh... and a powerhouse of acting! Robert de Niro! Claire Danes! Michelle Pfeiffer! Ricky Gervais!
It is usually at this point in the recommendation that my friends say, why haven't I heard about this movie before? So I hammer it home...
Hell! You get to see Robert de Niro, dance around in a pink dress singing "I feel pretty, oh so pretty", and that's not even the best part (though definitely a great one).
Drastically under-appreciated or overshadowed in its time, but a TOTAL must see.
Watch it tonight and you will recommend it to someone tomorrow!