Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this Stardust is not the 2007 film based on the Neil Gaiman novel, but a low-budget 1998 film about an old vacuum cleaner that slowly comes to life after inadvertently vacuuming up a bio-chip invented by the scientist father of the house. This could have been an interesting premise, but instead, the film is duller than vacuuming a living room. There is occasional profanity ("ass," "dick"), and some moments of corporate espionage that feel more like home invasions. There's nowhere near the action a film like this should have, and the amateur hour feel of the production makes this one to avoid.
Thieves representing the evil corporation break into Karol's house. Punches are thrown and bookcases are tossed around. Two boys cut their thumbs with a switchblade in order to become "blood brothers." A boy's necktie gets sucked into a vacuum cleaner while he's wearing the tie; he chokes for about 10 seconds before the vacuum cleaner lets him go.
"Crap," "hell," "dick," and "ass." A younger brother makes a joke about how his older brother only thinks with his "third leg."
As it slowly comes to life, Stardust the vacuum cleaner becomes fond of repeating the word "peace" over and over again. The father goes to jail rather than have his work used for war.
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