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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.

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James McAvoy's second animated feature film. He provided the voice of Hal Tara in Strings (2004). The film is also Emily Blunt's first animated feature film. See more »

Goofs

When Juliet leaves in search of the cupid's arrow orchid, the braces on the gate run the wrong way. Gate braces should run downhill towards the hinge, not down towards the opener. See more »

Quotes

Lord Redbrick: You left me no choice, Juliet. I lost your mother. I'm not going to lose you.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits come with animated backdrops. See more »

Connections

Version of Romeo i Djulijeta (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
Written by Fred Heatherton (joint pseudonym of Elton Box, Desmond Cox and Irwin Dash)
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A Nutshell Review: Gnomeo & Juliet
27 February 2011 | by DICK STEELSee all my reviews

The lite-version for kids, part of the fun here is the identification of the actual Romeo and Juliet references from names used right down to the incidents based upon William Shakespeare's most romantic tragedy, because it is quite ingenious of the entire team of scriptwriters (the many cooks here not spoiling the broth, thankfully) to have taken key elements and painting quite a different, uplifting film if you will, since this is after all something for the young ones to appreciate.

Taking place between garden gnomes of adjacent gardens of bickering neighbours, the Reds (Capulets) and the Blues (Montagues) have this long standing feud that will make the romance of their children Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) quite impossible, if not for the lovers to meet in secret. Expect plenty of comedy scattered throughout, which surprisingly is more adult, so accompanying the minors will not make this one boring affair. The A-list voices will also be top draw, although animation may look a little stiff since it's modelled to perfection the porcelain clay that the gnomes are possibly made out of.

Elton John's music got touted out loud through the film's marketing machinery, but frankly they don't really stand out unlike a musical since they were mostly used in the background, nor were inventively utilized such as those in the mold of Across the Universe which had plenty of The Beatles' tunes gelled together seamlessly into the narrative.


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