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Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Director: John Stevenson
Stars: Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt
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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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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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A timeless feud. A forbidden love. An epic battle. See more »


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11 February 2011 (USA)  »

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Gnomeo y Julieta  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,945,627 (UK) (11 February 2011)

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

James McAvoy's first collaboration with Sir Patrick Stewart. McAvoy would later work with Stewart on X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), in which they both play Professor Charles Xavier, at different ages. See more »

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

[Juliet is worried someone may have heard the collapse of the log pile]
Gnomeo: It's alright - nobody lives here.
Juliet: Then why are you whispering?
Gnomeo: Why are you whispering?
Juliet: [Spotting something behind Gnomeo] Wow - look at that!
[Runs towards it]
Gnomeo: I guess we're finished with the whispering thing!
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The end credits come with animated backdrops. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #61 (2011) See more »

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The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room
Written by Richard M. Sherman (as Richard Sherman) and Robert B. Sherman (as Robert Sherman)
Performed by Wally Boag, Fulton Burley, Thurl Ravenscroft, and The Mellomen
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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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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