Now it's been released on DVD and Blu Ray and we were sent a copy to review.
The premise is simple: it's a re-telling of the Snow White story. Julia Roberts is the wicked queen to Lily Collins'(daughter of Phil, pub quiz trivia fans) Snow White. Sean Bean also crops up briefly in an alternative Game of Thrones as the King.
Prince Charming is played by Armie Hammer, last seen as the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network (which is a bit disconcerting because you keep wondering where the other one of him is).
But the undoubted stars of the show are the dwarfs - much grimier and grumpier than their Disney counterparts. Reinvented as robbers, they prefer this line of work as it "beats working in a mine". Quite. They steal every scene they're in.
Though this isn't quite a five star movie, it has a lot of charm. My daughter and I enjoyed it very much - she thinks it would make a good sleepover movie. It's a fun piece of froth that kept us engaged whilst we were watching it, but it doesn't quite linger in the memory. It's not absolutely hilarious but it did raise a smile. The costumes and sets are fantastic and it clearly benefits from a large budget. Julia Roberts seems to be enjoying herself enormously, out-wickeding herself and taunting her servant Brighton (Nathan Lane).
Mirror Mirror is out now on DVD and Blu Ray formats and is a certificate PG. Priced from £9.99, both contain behind the scenes featurettes, but you get more of them on the Blu Ray than the DVD.