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Gnomeo and Juliet

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One of my most favorite adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays is Gnomeo and Juliet; an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet…lawn gnome style. The movie is also filled with many other references to Shakespeare’s plays like A Midsummer Night’s DreamHamletMacbeth, and so on despite its main adaptation, which is what I really love it.

The film, much like its adapted play, focuses on the feud between the Redbrick (Capulets) and the Bluebery (Montague). Gnomeo and Juliet find love despite their family’s hatred for each other and their love conquers all…which is not the same tragic ending of Romeo and Juliet. It is after all, a film for children.

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Gnomeo is voiced by James McAvoy
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Juliet is voiced by Emily Blunt
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The frog is Nanette (counterpart of the Nurse); she is voiced by Ashley Jensen. The lawn gnome with the glasses is Paris (counterpart to Lord Paris); he is voiced by Stephen Merchant.
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Tybalt and Gnomeo battle it out in lawnmowers instead of swords. Tyblat is voiced by Jason Statham
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Lord Redbrick (counterpart to Lord Capulet, voiced by Michael Caine) and Lady Bluebery (counterpart to Lady Montague, voiced by Maggie Smith)
Both are single lawn gnome parents.
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A special appearance by the bard himself.
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Gnomeo and Juliet meet in an empty greenhouse while on a questo to find Cupid’s flower. This is the scene that is most related to the party scene in the house of Capulet.
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Gnomeo wins but he gives the flower to Juliet. This scene is most related to the balcony scene.
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  1. October 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    the idea of Gnomeo and Juliet is clever and cute to say the least. to make such bizarre scheme and turn it into such a romantic cartoon cannot be seen in regular cartoon’s these days. its nice to know that giant corporations, even within the carton industry tries to bring back the classics to be incorporated in the minds of the youth by making it more modern and interesting.

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