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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.

Director:

Kelly Asbury

Writers:

Rob Sprackling (story), Johnny Smith (story) (as John R. Smith) | 14 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McAvoy ... Gnomeo (voice)
Emily Blunt ... Juliet (voice)
Ashley Jensen ... Nanette (voice)
Michael Caine ... Lord Redbrick (voice)
Matt Lucas ... Benny (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Featherstone (voice)
Maggie Smith ... Lady Bluebury (voice)
Jason Statham ... Tybalt (voice)
Ozzy Osbourne ... Fawn (voice)
Stephen Merchant ... Paris (voice)
Patrick Stewart ... Bill Shakespeare (voice)
Julie Walters ... Miss Montague (voice)
Hulk Hogan ... Terrafirminator V.O. (voice)
Kelly Asbury ... Red Good Gnomes (voice)
Richard Wilson ... Mr. Capulet (voice)
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

A timeless feud. A forbidden love. An epic battle. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gnomeo y Julieta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,945,627 (United Kingdom), 13 February 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,356,909, 13 February 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$99,967,670

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$193,967,670
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS | Dolby (Dolby Surround 7.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Lady Bluebury tells Benny to "Unleash the dogs of war", this referred to a line from Julius Caesar, "Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice, cry 'Havoc', and let slip the dogs of war!" 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: He's a Blue!
Gnomeo: She's a Red!
Featherstone: And I'm Pink - who cares!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits come with animated backdrops. See more »


Soundtracks

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
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Probably better than it should have been...
20 February 2011 | by ThunderbuckSee all my reviews

When I first saw trailers for "Gnomeo & Juliet", I groaned at the thought: Romeo and Juliet as told by garden gnomes? Really? Aside from the obvious absurdity of the concept, I wondered exactly how faithfully they'd stick to the story. The ending of Shakespeare's original story would prove awfully dark for the young audiences that would be naturally drawn to this.

So, with these reservations in mind I saw the film last night with my 7 and 10 year old daughters, and found myself enjoying the movie much more than I expected to. Is the concept absurd? Sure, but the writers made plenty of clever use of that absurdity, with some great sight gags and setups.

I won't go into detail on the issue of the original's dark ending, but the writers here found a sly way to acknowledge that original ending without having to actually incorporate it in this loose remake.

Elton John is credited as an Exec Producer (and his partner David Furnish has a Producer credit as well). The movie makes liberal use of EJ's music, generally to good effect.

And my daughters both loved it. Great family fare.


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