Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear, finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag army against the hunters.
Garden gnomes Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily 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
There are numerous references to William Shakespeare's works throughout the movie. For instance: Hamlet: the house numbers, 2B and Not 2B in the beginning, from Hamlet's soliloquy "to be or not to be"; the moving trucks, from the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern moving company, named for Hamlet's two college friends who visit him at court; Nanette says "good night, sweet Prince" to Gnomeo when she kicks Gnomeo out of the Red yard, which is what Horatio says to Prince Hamlet when he dies. As You Like It: the As U Like It moving company. The Tempest: the Tempest Teapot company truck (also from the popular expression "a tempest in a teapot", meaning an exaggerated reaction). A Midsummer Night's Dream: the flower, over which Gnomeo and Juliet fight, is referred to as "Cupid's flower", which is what Puck applied to the eyes of sleepers to make them fall in love. Macbeth: Juliet says "out, out" to the big dog, and the owner says "damn Spot!", which references Lady Macbeth's sleepwalking attempt to wash the blood off of her hands; on a brick wall, in an alleyway, is painted "3x3", which is a reference to the witches ("by the power of three times three"). The Taming of the Shrew: the glue that the Red Gnomes use to keep Juliet on her pedestal, is called "The Taming of the Glue". See more »
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 »
My teenage daughter and I have just returned from seeing this film and we both enjoyed it very much. In my opinion, the film was not just aimed at children; I remember all the Elton John songs from the original!(and no, I'm NOT a die-hard fan!) The Elton John songs were used very appropriately. I particularly liked the song "Saturday night's the night for fighting" used for the drag race! It was fun to pick out the Shakespeare references; the removal firm was Rosancranz and Guildenstern, for instance. In other cases there were misquotes; for instance "a rose by any other name" - "a weed by any other name" A good bit of fun!
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