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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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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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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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11 February 2011 (USA)  »

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Gnomeo y Julieta  »

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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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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 »

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Don't Go Breaking My Heart
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Probably better than it should have been...
20 February 2011 | by (Whitehorse, Yukon) – See all my reviews

When I first saw trailers for "Gnomeo & Juliet", I groaned at the thought: Romeo and Juliet as told by garden gnomes? Really? Aside from the obvious absurdity of the concept, I wondered exactly how faithfully they'd stick to the story. The ending of Shakespeare's original story would prove awfully dark for the young audiences that would be naturally drawn to this.

So, with these reservations in mind I saw the film last night with my 7 and 10 year old daughters, and found myself enjoying the movie much more than I expected to. Is the concept absurd? Sure, but the writers made plenty of clever use of that absurdity, with some great sight gags and setups.

I won't go into detail on the issue of the original's dark ending, but the writers here found a sly way to acknowledge that original ending without having to actually incorporate it in this loose remake.

Elton John is credited as an Exec Producer (and his partner David Furnish has a Producer credit as well). The movie makes liberal use of EJ's music, generally to good effect.

And my daughters both loved it. Great family fare.


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