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Gnomeo & Juliet

A movie directed by Kelly Asbury

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'Gnomeo & Juliet' 'Two Jews On Film' Find Their Inner Gnome

  • Feb 19, 2011
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Can two young teenagers find love despite their warring families? Well, we all know how Romeo and Juliet ended up. However in the 3D version of 'Gnomeo & Juliet' directed by Kelly Asbury, things don't turn out quite as tragic for our lovers. 'Gnomeo & Juliet' takes place in contemporary Stratford-onAvon, Shakespeare's birthplace. Miss Montague (voice of Julie Walters) and Mr. Capulet (voice of Richard Wilson) are neighbours and they absolutely hate each other. Their respective collection of garden gnomes, the Reds and the Blues view each other with hostility as well. After Blue Gnomeo's(voice of James McAvoy) lawnmover is wrecked in a race against the Reds, he conducts a raid through the fence into Red territory. It's here that Gnoemo meets the Red Gnome Juliet (Emily Blunt) and the two of them fall madly in love. What's a couple to do when they each come from a family that hates each other? That's where the fun comes in. To the music of Elton John, we follow these star crossed lovers as they try to find a place where they can live happily ever. Helping them along the way are all kinds of wonderful creatures... including Fawn (the voice of Ozzy Osbourne) a big ceremic frog (voice of Ashley Jensen) who goes by the name of Nanette and a large pink flamingo named Benny. (voice of Matt Lucas). This is fractured Shakespeare and it's absolutely delightful. Michael Caine plays Juliet's father, Lord Redbrick and Maggie Smith plays Gnomeo's mum, Lady Bluberry. Even Patrick Stewart makes an appearance as Shakespeare himself and Hulk Hogan plays Terrafirmenator, a gigantic killer lawnmower. 'Gnomo and Juliet' is a film for kids and anyone that remembers what it's like to be a kid. 'The Two Jews On Film' gave this fun 3D fantasy a very high bagel score. Opens in theaters, Friday February 11, 2011.
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February 20, 2011
Found it! Great write-up, by the way...this sounds like a really cute flick.
February 20, 2011
Thanks so much. I thought it was wonderful, but it is for kids...or adults with a really big kid inside. Check out our video. We had a guest gnome..
 
February 20, 2011
Ok, I think I may make time to see this within the next few days. I was on the fence on this one but you and the other reviewer had convinced me.
February 20, 2011
Let us know what you think after you see it.
February 20, 2011
I will spotlight your video reviews in this coming week's newsletter. We are a team of 6 here in Movie Hype! welcome again!!
February 20, 2011
Awesome. Thanks so much.
 
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review by . March 16, 2011
one mild spoiler      I do understand the reason some critics may not have liked this, but I absolutely adored it. The first really good movie I saw in 2011 and one of the better animated films I have seen in a while, especially in the fact that it isn't from any of the three major animation companies. Gnomeo and Juliet may be a little too self-referential at times, but most of the time it doesn't go too over-the-top and I actually found it quite funny. It also gave the …
review by . March 11, 2011
To 3D or not 3D, that is the question. Okay, not really but you get the joke. Much like that weak pun, Gnomeo & Juliet has its moments to shine, before falling to pieces. The cute kid friendly take on Romeo and Juliet does a decent job introducing the classic play to children, but falls flat with many of its jokes. Unlike Shrek, Gnomeo (which is a Disney film) appears to forget what it's trying to achieve mid-way through the film. One of the reasons why so many love the original Shrek is …
review by . February 17, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         I don’t think I’m spoiling anything when I say that the ending of Gnomeo & Juliet is not the same as that of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Come on now, do you honestly believe that children could tolerate the title characters killing themselves? Could they, for that matter, tolerate any aspect of the original play? For them – and, indeed, for many adults – Shakespeare is completely outside their range of comprehension; …
review by . June 06, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
you see this face...its a happy gnome face!
So i won the coin toss on base and got to pick the movie for friday night, so i made a room full of marines watch Gnomeo and Juliet. After all the grumbling and groaning we sat down and not 15 mins into it there wasnt a person in the room who hadnt laughed at least once. This is the animated reworking of Shakespeares tale of Romeo and Juliet. There is a garden battle raging between the reds and the blues, compleate with lawn mower racing and plots of attack on eachothers plants. Amidst all the crazyness …
review by . April 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
  Gnomeo and Juliet, as expected, is basically just a remake of the old famous shakespeare play "Romeo and Juliet". Though as seen by the title, this film stars Garden Gnomes, instead of people. Most everyone in the world probably knows this story, but I have to explain it anyway. The Capulets and Montagues are neighbors that hate each other, but live side by side. Their many garden gnomes in the backyard come alive when the humans are not around, and well they hate each other too. …
Quick Tip by . March 07, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Anyone who's ever seen a Pixar or Dreamworks animation film will know right of the bat that Gnomeo & Juliet is not the same caliber as either Toy Story or Shrek... not even close.   The film is essentially a very loosely re-imagined version of Shakespeare's classic tragic romance. However, this film falls a bit short on the Shakespeare (don't expect iambic pentameter), the classical nature of poetry and plays (there are a few cute references to other classic plays but that's …
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Gnomeo and Juliet is an American-British upcoming CGI animated film based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.
 
The film is the original idea of Rob Sprackling and John Smith who sold the spec script to Disney through Rocket Pictures. Initially, the film was going to be produced by Disney Feature Animation, but was shut down by its new chief, John Lasseter, after the Pixar acquisition. Miramax Films picked up the project and guided its production until the division closed down. The film will now be released under the Touchstone Pictures banner on February 11, 2011.
 
The film will be distributed internationally by E1 Entertainment, and the film will be released in 3D. The film's soundtrack will be provided by Elton John[1] and James Newton Howard. John also presented 10 minutes of the film at the Cannes Film Festival. The film's script was written by Rob Sprackling and John R. Smith, with revisions by Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley and Mark Burton. The film will be directed by Kelly Asbury.
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Director: Kelly Asbury
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: 11 February 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating: G
Screen Writer: Kelly Asbury, Mark Burton
Studio: Dreamworks Animation
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