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Gnomeo and Juliet / Gnoméo et Juliette (Bilingual)

James McAvoy , Emily Blunt , Kelly Asbury    G (General Audience)   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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It's the age-old story of forbidden love between feuding families, but Shakespeare's classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet becomes quite a comedy when the young lovers in question are different-colored gnomes from backyards on opposite sides of a tall wooden fence. Lured out of their respective gardens by wanderlust and an exotic orchid, Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) meet and instantly fall in love. Their forbidden love blossoms with a little help from a plastic pink flamingo named Featherstone (Jim Cummings), and soon life-threatening lawnmower races ensue, an epic battle is staged, and wisteria trees and gnome hats are hacked to bits in the process. Shakespeare himself (Patrick Stewart) makes an appearance and declares that, while this story bears a marked resemblance to one of his own, he's not sure it will end in quite the same way. Shakespunian nuggets of wisdom include "A weed is by any other name, still a weed," and that fairness demands "a hat for a hat," and of course the philosophical question "What's in a gnome?" just has to be asked. Executive producer Elton John's penchant for over-the-top showmanship finds a perfect home in the gnomes' elaborate backyard sets, and his musical score is an effective blend of classic and original songs, including a new collaboration with Lady Gaga called "Hello, Hello." Other legendary musicians lending their talents to the voice cast include Dolly Parton and Ozzy Osbourne. This film is funny, engaging, and, with the possible exception of one particularly scantily clad gnome, appropriate for the whole family. (Ages 5 and older) --Tami Horiuchi

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Séparés par une simple barrière en bois, les nains bleus d'un côté et les nains rouges de l'autre ne cessent de se faire la guerre, utilisant de générations en générations, leurs jardins comme champs de bataille ! Mais alors qu'ils sont supposés de se détester, la jolie Juliette au bonnet rouge et le brave Gnomeo sous son bonnet bleu tombent follement amoureux. Épaulés par leurs fidèles amis- Nanette la grenouille, Champi et leur flamant rose en plastique adoré-arriveront-ils à faire accepter leur amour à leurs familles respectives ?

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, creative animated spin on the Bard Nov. 23 2011
By K. Gordon TOP 50 REVIEWER
OK, lets get the negative stuff out of the way. As its professional
critic detractors are so eager to point out, this isn't as good as Toy
Story, or the vast majority of Pixar's outlet. It's not as good as
Lion King, It's not as good as Shrek. Or Wallace and Grommet.
And it does weirdlyover-rely on the music of Elton John (who
executive produced).

Fine. But that doesn't mean it can't be a cute, enjoyable, witty spin
on Romeo and Juliet, with two backyards full of garden gnomes (and
other garden features like frog fountains) at war with each other, and
star-crossed lovers from each side falling in love in spite of it all.

And who can dislike the voice cast;? James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael
Caine, Maggie Smith ' some of Britain's very best bring great character and
comedy to their parts, as do, in their own weird way Ozzy Osborne and
Hulk Hogan in cameo roles (For that matter who could resist any film
that brought such a surreal bunch of voices together?).

Yes, this isn't an all-time classic. But I think we've gotten so
spoiled by being in a golden age of cartoon features that it's too easy
to dismiss a good solid, fun effort like this.
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By Andrew C. Miller TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Gnomeo & Juliet [2011] [3D Blu-ray + 2D Blu-ray] [UK Release] AN EPIC TALE ON A TINY SCALE!

From ‘SHREK 2’ director Kelly Asbury comes your chance to step into the secret world of garden gnomes and experience ‘Gnomeo & Juliet.’

Perfect for the whole family, this fresh fresh and funny makeover of one of the world’s most timeless stories and features from Sir Elton John, and voice talents of: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Dame Maggie Smith, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Matt Lucas and Ozzy Osbourne. Be prepared for a shedload of fun and adventure around every plant pot in stunning awesome 3D!

Complete with hilarious never-before-seen bonus features, ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ is an out-of-the-ordinary animate comedy your entire family will love.

Voice Cast: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Ashley Jensen, Sir Michael Caine, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Dame Maggie Smith, Jason Statham, Ozzy Osbourne, Stephen Merchant, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters, Hulk Hogan, Kelly Asbury, Richard Wilson, Dolly Parton, Julia Braams, James Daniel Wilson, Tim Bentinck, Neil McCaul, Julio Bonet, Maurissa Horwitz and John Todd

Director: Kelly Asbury

Producers: Baker Bloodworth, David Furnish, Steve Hamilton Shaw and Sir Elton John

Screenplay: Andy Riley, Emily Cook, John R. Smith, Kathy Greenberg, Kelly Asbury, Kevin Cecil, Mark Burton, Steve Hamilton Shaw, John R. Smith (original screenplay) and Rob Sprackling (original screenplay)

Composers: Chris P. Bacon, Sir Elton John and James Newton Howard

Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Audio: English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English: 2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very cute Oct. 31 2011
it was a very cute movie. I quite enjoyed it. Lawn mower races were funny. Although the frog was a bit odd, but they needed that in the movie too. I wish they went into more detail as to why they hated each other based on their colors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars adored by my daughter Sept. 26 2011
My 6 year old daughter kept watching this movie again and again on a cross-Atlantic airplane ride. She then insisted that I buy it for her. She keeps watching it and keeps adoring it. It's a really cute film that I enjoy watching with her. The Elton John music in the film is fabulous.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars June 27 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars <3 Jan. 22 2014
By Donna
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A nice, family friendly twist on the classic Romeo and Juliet. I would recommend this movie for kids and animation loving adults.
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