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The neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gnomeo (voice)
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Juliet (voice)
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Nanette (voice)
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Lord Redbrick (voice)
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Benny (voice)
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Featherstone (voice)
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Lady Bluebury (voice)
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Tybalt (voice)
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Fawn (voice)
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Paris (voice)
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Bill Shakespeare (voice)
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Miss Montague (voice)
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Terrafirminator V.O. (voice)
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Red Good Gnomes (voice)
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Mr. Capulet (voice)
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Garden gnomes Gnomeo (voice of McAvoy) and Juliet (voice of Blunt) have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness? Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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garden | gnome | flamingo | neighbor | love | See All (31) »

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Every day they sit and wait. But when we're away their adventure begins. See more »


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11 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gnomeo y Julieta  »

Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,945,627 (UK) (11 February 2011)

Gross:

$99,808,609 (USA) (17 June 2011)
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Trivia

There are several references to William Shakespeare's other works: Hamlet:
  • The house numbers, 2B and Not 2B in the very beginning


  • The moving trucks, from the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern moving company


As You Like It:
  • The As U Like It moving company


The Tempest:
  • The Tempest Teapot company truck


A Midsummer Night's Dream:
  • The flower that Gnomeo and Juliet fight over is referred to as "Cupid's flower"


Macbeth:
  • Juliet says "out, out" to the big dog and the owner says "damn spot"


  • On a brick wall in an alleyway is painted 3x3 which is a reference to the witches ("by the power of three times three")


The Taming of the Shrew:
  • The glue that the Red Gnomes use to keep Juliet on her pedestal is called, "The Taming of the Glue"


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Goofs

When Featherstone starts to reflect on the memory of his mate, the female flamingo is on the left, however, when the moving van arrives to move the female, the female flamingo is on the right. See more »

Quotes

Lord Redbrick: [On the Blue gnome who infiltrated the Red garden] When I find him, he'll be sleeping with the fishes!
[Cut to Gnomeo and Shroom sitting at the bottom of the pond]
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Crazy Credits

The end credits come with animated backdrops. See more »

Connections

Version of Romeo and Juliet (1908) See more »

Soundtracks

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
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Was pleasantly surprised
26 February 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Gnomeo and Juliet is the latest re-imagining of Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet . I will admit that I didn't go into this film with high hopes, but while its not an instant classic, I was pleasantly surprised.

Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean...

The film begins with an amusing homage to these lines, before we really get into it. The garden gnomes of two neighbouring backyards, the Red Gnomes and the Blue Gnomes, have an ongoing rivalry as to who's garden is best. They constantly try to sabotage each other and dislike each other immensely. After a lawnmower race in which Tybalt the Red gnome (voice of Jason Statham) beats the Blue gnome Gnomeo (voice of James McAvoy), Gnomeo and sidekick Benny decide to sneak in by night and vandalise the Red's garden. Meanwhile Juliet (Emily Blunt), protected and thought too fragile by her father Lord Redbrick, is desperate to prove she is otherwise. Gnomeo and Juliet meet, and the rest is history as they say.

Of course, the film can't follow the original play exactly - this is a kids movie! It's not a tragedy, it's a comedy. This is where I expected to be let down - I honestly didn't think I would find it funny, but I'm glad to say for the most part, I found this film charming and funny. It could have been funnier, but the younger audience will love it, which is the important thing I suppose.

Shakespeare fans will have fun spotting the little references to the Bard's works (including a cleverly worked in quote from Macbeth of all plays). I did. For instance, the owner of the Blue Gnomes is Miss Montague (Romeo's family in the play), while the owner of the Red's is Mr. Capulet (Juliet's last name). The owners themselves hate each other. Spotting the celebrity voices is fun too. Michael Caine is Lord Redbrick, Maggie Smith is Lady Bluebury (I didn't notice this) - I particularly enjoyed Patrick Stewarts brief appearance as a statue of Shakespeare, with whom Gnomeo has a brief conversation. Shakespeare was a smug guy. The voices were all well cast, and the animation is of a good quality.

Complimented with a fun Elton John soundtrack (he was an executive producer, go figure), this film is enjoyable, and a good one for the kiddilinks.


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