INKHEART a movie created from the same titled young adult novel by cornelia funke--in the dvd extras--a favorite passage of the author that wasn't included in the movie is read aloud by 12-year- old eliza bennett who plays meggie in the film. ALTHOUGH significantly altered from the book, the adventure is still worth taking. THE MAGIC is muddled, but this fantasy tale conjures up intriguing characters, enchanting adventures and an infectious love of reading. BRENDAN FRASER stars as mo folchart who is keeping a secret from his daughter meggie and aunt elinor(helen mirren). mo is a SILVERTONGUE and when reading aloud from a book--now and then--a character escapes from the book to live and breathe in our world. the drawback to this occurence is that when a character pops out---a living person pops into the story taking its place. mo's wife RESA (sienna guillory) had disappeared into a book nine years before leaving a character--dustfinger (the fantastic paul bettany) in this world. the book, was of course INKHEART. mo had traveled across europe looking for another copy of inkheart. dustfinger had taken the original book when he set out to see this world. mo and meggie have again set out to look for books. it is mo's habit to visit bookshops while he searches. as a bookbinder, he repairs precious old books belonging to the shops he visits. they come upon dustfinger in their travels and he complicates the story in several ways. aunt elinor who has a housefull of books that she treasures more than her own life also appears and becomes a serious character. i will stop now and let you decide to watch inkheart or not. cornelia has written more about these characters in INKSPELL, so there could be a sequel.