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Still shot from the movie: Stardust.

Stardust

Tristan Thorne (Charlie Cox) was only trying to impress a fair maiden (Sienna Miller) when he promised to retrieve a falling star. But his quest takes on unexpected challenges after he discovers the meteorite is actually a beautiful girl (Claire Danes) who has landed in a magical kingdom where she is being sought after by an evil king (Peter O'Toole), witch (Michelle Pfeiffer) and pirate (Robert DeNiro). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release: 09 Aug 2007
Video Release: 17 Dec 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Stardust Rated PG-13?


While audiences won’t want to confuse Stardust with pixie dust (meaning leave the Peter Pan crowd at home), this more adult-appropriate story about finding true love and discovering inner strength unfolds in a fantasy setting where everyday characters aren’t always what they appear.

Beyond the movie ratings: What Parents need to know about Stardust...

In an attempt to secure power and everlasting life, characters are stabbed, impaled, poisoned, crushed by a chandelier, drowned and pushed out of a window. A lively group of ghosts (who are seen depicting their modes of death) are involved in the story from the sidelines. The trio of witches uses magical incantations, voodoo dolls and the entrails of freshly slain animals to work their sorcery and put hapless bystanders under spells. In turn, animals attack and kill a woman and a brilliant light causes the explosion of one witch. Infrequent bawdy jokes (including a male character being turned into a woman) and two implied sexual encounters between unmarried couples are depicted along with some sexual comments and innuendo. The film also contains brief portrayals of alcohol use, mild cursing and occasional profanities.

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