Father and bookbinder Mo Folchart (Brendan Fraser) has kept a terrible secret from his daughter Meggie (Eliza Bennett) since she was three years old.
He is a Silvertongue, someone who possesses the ability to bring a book to life by simply reading it aloud. Some years before, he inadvertently sent his beloved wife Teresa (Sienna Guillory) into the pages of a book called Inkheart.
In her place, various characters including the villainous Capricorn (Andy Serkis) and henchman Basta (Jamie Foreman) escaped into this world. Stumbling upon a tatty, old copy of the book, Mo gradually comes to believe he could be reunited with Teresa again, embarking on the greatest adventure of his life in the company of a stranger called Dustfinger (Paul Bettany) and the beautiful Elinor Loredan (Helen Mirren).
Inkheart is a fantastical family adventure based on the best-selling novel by Cornelia Funke.
Iain Softley’s film is a fun-filled journey between worlds, with a gentle mix of comedy and action, as Mo and his daughter use the gift they share to reunite their fractured family.
Star rating: 3/5