Release Date: May 24, 2011
Run Time: 84 Minutes
This is a great movie for the entire family! The kids will love it, the adults will love it and would make a great Family Movie Night video! The story of Romeo and Juliet is nothing new, been around for centuries but this is one the younger ones will enjoy much more than the classic Shakespeare! This is a tale of two neighboring Garden Gnome families and of a love that just can’t be. Of course unlike the classic version this tale has been brought down to a level that children can understand and there is, of course, a Disney style Happy Ending to the story. The movie is visually captivating and the story is cute but it is far from the classic story. If you are looking for a representation of the classic you will be let down, but if you are looking for a fun, feel good movie about love, adventure and humors antics this will not let you down.
My three girls, ages 9 and a set of 6 year old twins, loved the movie, both in the theater as well as at home and have watched the DVD several times now. They have all given the movie three thumbs up and recommend that other families make this a movie night movie with lots of popcorn!
Adults might only want to watch the movie once as it is very predictable, but I still found it enjoyable, and the sound tract has quite a bit of classic Elton John music to enjoy. It did make a great family night and my children have enjoyed it several times in their room and with their friends.
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This summer, don’t miss the chance to bring home GNOMEO & JULIET - the hilarious twist on William Shakespeare’s legendary tale Romeo & Juliet as its never been seen before, and perfect for the whole family. Enter the secret world of garden gnomes and meet two adorable gnomes from completely different worlds who fight the odds to be together. From the director of Shrek 2, and featuring fun, all-new music by Sir Elton John, the out-of-the-ordinary animated comedy GNOMEO & JULIET releases May 24, 2011 on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD, Movie Download and On-Demand.
Uniquely packaged with families in mind, GNOMEO & JULIET will be made available for purchase by Walt Disney Studios as either a 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 2D + DVD with Digital Copy), a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 2D + DVD) and/or a 1-Disc DVD. Disney Blu-ray Combo Packs provide families with an enhanced entertainment experience – with the value and flexibility to enjoy their favorite movies on a variety of viewing platforms.
For those that enjoy learning more about the making of the film, the GNOMEO & JULIET disc is enclosed with never-before-seen bonus features including “Elton Builds A Garden,” “Frog talk with Ashley Jensen” and “Crocodile Rock Music Video featuring Elton John and Nelly Furtado.” The Blu-ray Disc includes hours of extra exclusive bonus features including alternate endings, deleted scenes and more.
GNOMEO & JULIET is brought to life by the extraordinary voices of Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe) as Gnomeo; Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) as Juliet; Academy Award winner Michael Caine (Inception) as Lord Redbrick; Jason Statham (The Transporter franchise) as Tybalt; Ashley Jensen (TV’s Ugly Betty) as Nanette; Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise) as William Shakespeare; Ozzy Osbourne (TV’s The Osbournes) as Fawn, and Maggie Smith (Harry Potter franchise) as Lady Blueberry.
From a director of Shrek 2 comes your chance to step into the secret world of garden gnomes — Gnomeo & Juliet. Perfect for the whole family, this fresh and funny makeover of one of the world’s most timeless stories features music from Sir Elton John, and the voice talents of Emily Blunt, James McAvoy and Sir Michael Caine. Caught up in a feud between neighbors, Gnomeo and Juliet must overcome as many obstacles as their namesakes. But with flamboyant pink flamingos and epic lawnmower races, can this young couple find lasting happiness? Complete with hilarious never-before-seen bonus features, Gnomeo & Juliet is an out-of-the-ordinary animated comedy your entire family will love. We just gnome it!