Separated by a garden fence and a feud, are blue gnomes on one side and red gnomes on the other. This doesn't stop blue Gnomeo and red Juliet from falling in love with each other. Do they have a future together?
Despite the title, the Wishbone family are far from happy. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Mum and Emma plan a fun night out. However, her plan backfires when an evil witch curses them, and they're all turned into Monsters.
It starts out with essentially a different take on mean girls. New girl moves somewhere, meets popular kids, they tell her to stay away from the nerd she just met, she tries to appease them and make them her friends. Then the gnomes come in and it starts really slow for at least the first 30-45 minutes and it's kind of a bore to watch. After you get past the first half of the movie, everything livens up a bit and it's a lot more entertaining. It would probably be fun for a kid to watch because of the little monsters (Troggs), and the very simplistic language of the movie. Overall, if the beginning were a little less cliché and if they had even just made the movie a little shorter and cut out some of the first half, it would have been a lot better. I would watch again, but I would probably skip ahead to the middle area of the film.
Good themes include meeting friends for how they treat you rather than how "cool" they are and the importance of responsibility even when you don't realize the significance of a choice you made. Good for older kids around middle school age and relatable for middle schoolers, not as much for younger kids, but it could still be fun for the little ones to watch. Very clean. No nudity or sex at all other than the few things listed in the parent guide (worst thing was a kid sliding down a banister and hitting his crotch on the post at the end-no one even commented on it in the movie). Plenty of good parts, really great movie once you get past the beginning.
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