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Gulliver's Travels (2010)

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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 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 his peers. One day, after having finally had enough, he decides to declare his flame to the beautiful Darcy Silverman, 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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official site | Official site [Italy] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los viajes de Gulliver See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$112,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,307,691, 26 December 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,779,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$237,382,724
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Dolby (Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound)| DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film gives no screen credit to Jonathan Swift, who wrote the book on which it is loosely based. See more »

Goofs

Gulliver finds his iPhone, but although there is no signal he is still able to retrieve his voice messages. See more »

Quotes

Lemuel Gulliver: There's no small jobs - just small people.
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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

Spoofs West Side Story (1961) 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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4 January 2011 | by tedgSee all my reviews

There is something brilliant about this project, something absolutely brilliant. You will find it hard to locate in the storm of distracting bad decisions elsewhere.

The bad? Well, you can read about that elsewhere. A cheap film factory and story meets the three Jack Black jokes.

The clever idea is this: Black plays a character who is a repressed nobody. In his own apartment, he acts out dramas from films with his collection of action figures. He goes to sleep, and dreams — maybe not because the fantasy doesn't need an explanation. He ends up in a land full of people the size of his action figures.

Once there, he tells them stories about himself drawn from all those movies, with him as the hero. They believe him of course. This is somewhat interesting. The brilliant part is how he inverts the inversion, by having the little people on stage reproducing scenes from the films with him as the hero. Later, they build him a replica of his real world as filtered through this lens.

The idea is pretty cool, and would have been worthy of something like "Synecdoche" and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

How this could have been spliced to Swift's original vision is too delicious. Swift was vulgar, offensive and unsettling in his truths. There is none of Swift here. I actually would have preferred seeing Travolta's Scientology disaster again rater than this. Cool idea though.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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