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The Smurfs (2011)

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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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Anjelou Employee
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Storyline

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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Who's your papa? (Papa Smurf poster) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

29 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smurf'd  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,611,637, 31 July 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$142,614,158

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$563,749,323
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The Smurfs (along with Gargamel and Azrael) travel from medieval times to modern times. This is based on The Smurfs (1981)'s ninth season, where the Smurfs would travel in time to different eras. The main time-travellers in both this film and that season are Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, and Grouchy Smurf. See more »

Goofs

When Gargamel is having dinner with Odile and Henri, Gargamel talks to Azrael, while Odile is out of character and smiles. She then looks to the crew and waves to them. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: Part of the closing credits are seen in the waterfall portal, from which appear photographs of the Winslows and the Smurfs after their encounter: the Winslows are seen with their newborn son Blue, and Smurf Village is rebuilt to resemble New York City. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Beavis and Butt-Head: Werewolves of Highland/Crying (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride of the Valkyries
from "Die Walküre"
Written by Richard Wagner
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A Great Kids movie
8 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

We took our 2 kids to see this with varied expectations after reading various reviews. There are SO many nods to the old show, and their creation, Smurfette's creation, I did not have an issue with the plot at all. Yeah take the old He Man plot and insert Smurfs, except, the Smurfs did a much better job with this than He Man ever did. They didn't use the word "Smurf" for just censorship, they used it as their verbs also. (Hey, transformers used "Slag" in Beast Wars.. what's the difference people, and Beast Wars was TV!?) At the intro we even see a glimpse of the nearby Kingdom where William and PeeWee came from, but the story doesn't go in that direction, obviously. The plot is simple, the violence is minimal, any real cursing is non-existent. So thus many people will hate this movie. No smurfs are killed, there is no blood, nothing gets blown up...well, something does now that I reflect on that. It's a fun little movie with many dry smurf jokes. Loved Grouchy's new love interest, hilarious. My 6 year old girl absolutely LOVED this movie. My 3 year old had an issue with the Smurfs not being in every scene...with his attention span. My wife and I even enjoyed it for what it was as well. No one else could have been picked to be the perfect Gargamel. Azrael was spot on and still my favorite character. So if you have the pitter patter of little feet or little blue feet take them to see this little treat, nothing tasteless here. The "chamber pot" scene was even funny. They "sort of" leave a possibility of a sequel, so bring in the "Lone Smurf" for the sequel! Almost gave it a 7/10, but changed my mind because we haven't seen a movie we could take our kids without being embarrassed about them seeing in a LONG time, plus I'm an old Smurf fan. Not much meat here, but a good clean kids movie you'll see in a LONG time. There may never be another movie made like this one, and the Smurfs look very realistic. Did we 3D? Absolutely... not!


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