“Gnomeo & Juliet” is a 2011 British-American 3D animated musical film directed by Kelly Asbury and produced by Elton John. The movie is a modern retelling of the classic Shakespearean tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet,” but with garden gnomes as the main characters. The story revolves around two gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, from feuding garden gnome families, who fall in love despite their families’ long-standing rivalry.
As Gnomeo and Juliet’s love story unfolds, they must navigate the challenges of their families’ feud, as well as obstacles such as lawnmowers, garden ornaments, and a deadly lawnmower named Terrafirminator. Along the way, they enlist the help of a quirky cast of garden gnome characters, including a flamboyant pink flamingo named Featherstone and a wise old statue named Ben.
“Gnomeo & Juliet” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the film’s colorful animation and catchy soundtrack, while others criticized it for being too formulaic and predictable. Despite the mixed critical response, the film was a commercial success, grossing over $193 million worldwide. The movie’s mix of classic Shakespearean themes with modern pop culture references and quirky characters has made it a popular choice among families and fans of animated movies.
Duration: 84 min.