Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda but ends up on the island of Lilliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

Director:

Rob Letterman

Writers:

Joe Stillman (screenplay), Nicholas Stoller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Lemuel Gulliver
Jason Segel ... Horatio
Emily Blunt ... Princess Mary
Amanda Peet ... Darcy Silverman
Billy Connolly ... King Theodore
Chris O'Dowd ... General Edward
T.J. Miller ... Dan
James Corden ... Jinks
Catherine Tate ... Queen Isabelle
Emmanuel Quatra Emmanuel Quatra ... King Leopold
Olly Alexander ... Prince August
Richard Laing ... Nigel Travel Writer
David Sterne ... Foreman
Stewart Scudamore ... Blefuscian Captain
Jonathan Aris ... Lilliputian Scientist
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Storyline

Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) 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 of his peers. One day, after having finally had enough, he decides to declare his love to the beautiful Darcy Silverman (Amanda Peet), 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 times 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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A magical land. A comedy of epic proportions. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Jack Black appeared opposite Karen Gillan in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)/Jumanji: The Next Level (2019). Gillan played Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Emily Blunt was originally cast as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010), but dropped out to do this movie. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, when the credits are shown like a newspaper, an impossible period of time is shown: June 20 2011 - June 3 2011. See more »

Quotes

Lemuel Gulliver: I'm not doing this. You got me in the diaper and the dress. I'm not doing tea time with you! Go find another doll!
[the giant girl breaks a rabbit doll's head]
Lemuel Gulliver: Tea, time for tea! Haha...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Featured in Survivor: You Started, You're Finishing (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Child O'Mine
Written by Steven Adler, Slash (as Saul Hudson), Duff McKagan (as Duff Rose McKagan), Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin
Performed by Guns N' Roses
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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It's All Good...
17 March 2011 | by dilarasdadSee all my reviews

While some find this picture a waste of time, I think the problem lies in one's inability to open up and think 'What if?'. I found the picture entertaining. It's Jack Black doing what Jack does best - act like Jack Black.

Although the storyline could have taken a different twist and went a little more in depth, it was done well enough to capture an audience for a while.

One bit of overlooked trivia - Amanda Peet's character was named Darcy Silverman. She and Jack Black worked together in the past in a movie called- 'Saving Silverman'.

Regardless, it was not a bad day at the movies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gulliver's Travels See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$112,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,307,691, 26 December 2010

Gross USA:

$42,779,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$237,382,724
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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