InkheartJanuary 23, 2009
A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 6.0/10 (24,444 voted)
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Andy Serkis, Eliza Bennett
Mo has the special talent to bring characters out of books. One night he brings out three characters from Inkheart, a story set in medieval times and filled with magical beings. Capricorn and Basta, two villains, and Dustfinger, a fire-eater. Now, 10 years later Meggie discovers the truth and it's up to her to escape Capricorn's evil grasp.
Writers: David Lindsay-Abaire, Cornelia Funke
Mo 'Silvertongue' Folchart
(as Eliza Hope Bennett)
Antiquarian Bookshop Owner
Every story ever written is just waiting to become real.
Release Date: 23 January 2009
Filming Locations: Balestrino, Savona, Liguria, Italy
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: £700,146
(14 December 2008)
(3 May 2009)
Did You Know?
Rowan Atkinson was considered for the role of Capricorn.
The Volkswagen Campervan that is used near the beginning of the film has a Zürich number plate, yet the cantonal coat of arms to the right of the number plate is that of the canton of Ticino (red and blue stripe). This is incorrect: The coat of arms should have been a white-blue stripe, which is the coat of arms of Zürich Canton and would correspond correctly to the number plate.
[talking about Resa]
Well she's almost okay.
Mo 'Silvertongue' Folchart:
She has no voice.
Can't believe no one's mentioned…
This was a very enjoyable film; maybe not as exciting and a bit more
contrived than I'd been looking forward to, but it was still very
enjoyable in the main.
But one thing stood out above any other in this film; and that was:
Paul Bettany's performance as Dustfinger.
He was just brilliant, and absolutely stole the film for me. I thought
he was a good actor anyway, but the moment he came on I had to stop and
think "wow!", and I continued to be impressed throughout the film, as
his character development just got more and more interesting. I felt
far more sympathy with his character than Brendan Frasers (even though
I think he's fantastic!), and I felt that he was the true 'main
character' of the film (in the same way as Sam is to Lord of the
If anyone is unsure about seeing Inkheart, I would suggest that it is a
must-see if only for Paul Bettany's absolutely stunning performance; he
is intense, emotional, funny, troubled, heroic and just plain
Also high praise for Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent, who were very
refreshing. I did feel more could have been done with Andy Serkis and
Brendan Fraser, they didn't wow me as much as I'd expected.
But overall a very enjoyable film!!