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When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.

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When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. Written by Columbia Pictures

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor and action | See all certifications »

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29 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smurf'd  »

Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,611,637 (USA) (29 July 2011)

Gross:

$142,614,158 (USA) (9 December 2011)
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Trivia

Contrary to popular belief, the phrase that is often described the height of most Smurfs ("haut comme trois pommes", a French idiom which directly translated reads "three apples high") was never a precise scientific measurement. It means that something is really small, and an English equivalent would be "knee-high to a grasshopper". See more »

Goofs

In the restaurant, Gargamel throws a plate with bread up in the air with Azrael, it falls and a breaking sound is heard. However, seconds later, the plate and the bread are on the same place as if untouched. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator Smurf: There is a place. A place that knows no sadness, where even feeling blue is a happy thing. A place inhabited by little blue beings three apples high. It lies deep within an enchanted forest, hidden away beyond the medieval village. Most people believe this place is made up, only to be found in books or children's imagination. Well, we beg to differ.
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SPOILER: There is a scene in the closing credits: Gargamel and Azrael, stuck in New York, moan their fate. Gargamel then notices the viewer and attacks the camera with his wand. See more »

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One Long Advertisement for Sony Products
13 August 2011 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Some films ought to come with a warning, as in: WARNING: THIS FILM EXISTS FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN TO SELL (X COMPANY)'s PRODUCT.

It's already bad enough that product placement has become ubiquitous in films and television. It's hard to remember a film or television show that hasn't, in one form or another, served as an advertising platform for one product or another.

And of course much of children's television programming has long centered around selling one toy or another.

In this case, however, the Evil Corporation behind this film took it to a new level : the entire film is itself product placement for pretty much the entire panoply of the company's products. Even worse, a number of essential plot points hinge upon the company's products. At another point, the film takes a 'time out' as it were to incorporate a longish sequence whose only purpose is to push the company's products. (Although there were a number of other corporations' products in the film as well -- no doubt these companies have cross-marketing agreements in place).

To top it off? I was forced to pay in order for my family to watch this company's hour-and-a-half advertisement. And an entirely mediocre film for all that (see the other reviews for why this film is so bad).

Well, that's the last time I'll take my kids to a film from this company, that's certain.

If corporations insist on flooding their films with advertisements, how can they insist we pay for them? This film is an excellent argument for film piracy.


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