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Gulliver's Travels (2010)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  25 December 2010 (USA)
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Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

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Nigel Travel Writer
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Blefuscian Captain
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Lilliputian Scientist
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Storyline

Lemuel Gulliver has been working in the mail room of a New York daily newspaper for the past ten years. Afraid to put himself out there, he considers himself a loser, as do all his peers. One day, after having finally had enough, he decides to declare his flame to the beautiful Darcy Silverman, the newspaper's travel editor and one of Gulliver's only friends...only to chicken out at the last minute and instead tell her that he'd like to try his hand at writing a column. Darcy accepts and sends him on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle. There, Gulliver becomes shipwrecked and ends up on the island of Liliput, where he is twelve taller than the tallest man. For the first time, Gulliver has people looking up to him... Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Rated PG for brief rude humor, mild language and action | See all certifications »

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25 December 2010 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$112,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,307,691 (USA) (24 December 2010)

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$42,776,259 (USA) (8 April 2011)
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Rob Letterman felt it was important for "Jack Black to interact with the other cast members, and for those interactions to feel natural - as if they all really were in the same room". Thus, thanks to the use of the DualMoCo camera, which was used extensively for the first time on this film, while Jack Black was in one area of the sound stage, performing against a green screen, the actors portraying the Lilliputians would be on another part of the stage, acting "opposite" Jack Black. See more »

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When Gulliver is inviting Dan from the mail room out for a drink early in film, Gulliver has his right thumb up, pointing to himself, but in the reverse shot of Dan, he has his left thumb up. See more »

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Lemuel Gulliver: There's no small jobs - just small people.
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The end credits are presented as part of newspaper clips from Gulliver's column. Surrounding the credits is actual text from the original novel by Jonathan Swift, and mentions some adventures from the book that are not featured in the movie, such as the encounters with the subhuman "yahoos". See more »

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Spoofs West Side Story (1961) See more »

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KISS
Written by Prince (as Prince Rogers Nelson)
Performed by Taylor Graves
Produced by John Kimbrough
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Well, certainly it didn't blow my mind, at all, but it is fun, nice family fun
3 January 2011 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

Saw this one in 3D. First thing you should know: there's no reason to pay the extra money for the 3D version as pretty much the coolest 3D stuff I saw that day (saw it last Saturday afternoon) was on the trailer of the new Transformers movie. Second thing you should know: I'm not familiar at all with the book or with any of the other movies. Maybe that's why I'm one of the few ones here in IMDb who gave more than 4 stars to this movie.

Anyway, there's really nothing amazing going on here. The story is as predictable as you can imagine and well, Jack Black is yet again playing Jack Black. We all knew this, and frankly I don't think there's a person who can't tell how is this movie going to be like before seeing it.

I knew, and went to see it anyways as it was pretty much *the* movie of 2010's Christmas. I mean, I'm a sucker for Jack Black movies and even though the trailer never really convinced me, I had to check it out. Maybe The School of Rock and the Tenacious D movie (big fan of both) were more than enough for the punk rock Jack Black but it seems is inevitable to have him "rocking". So here some references to Guitar Hero and KISS are present. Jack Black is put as a sucker for rock music and movies, Star Wars especially. That simple thing delivers the best moments of the movie: Gulliver making the Lilliputians act Stars Wars and Titanic and perform as KISS. It ain't pop culture references heaven but definitely delivers the goods (also some Avatar references were funny).

Gulliver's Travels may not be Jack Black's funniest movie, but in the end it was just what I expected: a decent family entertainment that will be soon forgotten but that is enjoyable to watch.


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