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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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Raja Gosnell

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J. David Stem (screenplay by), David N. Weiss (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hank Azaria ... Gargamel
Neil Patrick Harris ... Patrick Winslow
Jayma Mays ... Grace Winslow
Sofía Vergara ... Odile Anjelou
Tim Gunn ... Henri
Madison McKinley ... Model
Meg Phillips ... Model
Julie Chang Julie Chang ... Newscaster
Roger Clark Roger Clark ... Newscaster
Mark Doherty ... Bluetooth Businessman
Minglie Chen ... Young Woman
Sean Kenin ... Guy in Plaid Shirt
Victor Pagan ... Bum
Mahadeo Shivraj ... Cabbie
Adria Baratta Adria Baratta ... 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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Smurf happens See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Belgium | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smurf'd See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

Just after the Smurfs arrive in Central Park and the portal closes, the round tube used to create the physical water pinwheel effect is visible behind the waterfall. 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: There is a scene in the closing credits: Gargamel and Azrael, stuck in New York, moan their fate. Gargamel then notices the viewer and attacks the camera with his wand. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also shown in 3D version. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Smurfs 2 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Back In Black
Written by Brian Johnson, Angus Young and Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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No matter how others think, I loved it!!!!
18 August 2011 | by inkylotusSee all my reviews

Maybe I am biased, as I am a super fan of smurfs, but I still want to give my nod for this movie for three reasons: VERY GOOD 3D: At some point, both I and my friend felt that we are really in the scene. We never really felt this way from other 3D movies even we paid up to view the effect. And they have made efforts even to the final credits. They are enjoying playing around 3Ds. I enjoy it too!

VERY TOUCHING STORY: I cannot disclose much here, but i was in my tears towards the end of the story. Several good points about how we should treat life, treat the people around us and treat ourselves have been mentioned. To some extent, this movie is probably more suitable for grown-ups who are trapped by the modern life and got lost from what they really want.

JUST VERY SMURF: if you are like me, grown up with the company of the SMURFs, the connection is there. They are alive now on the screen!

Of course some parts need to be improved, so I am looking forward to the SMURF 2 in 2013.


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