Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Disney releases a G-rated animated movie about garden gnomes based on the work of Shakespeare, voiced by several Shakespearean actors, with a soundtrack by Elton John. Sounds fun!
Not only that, ‘Gnomeo and Juliet‘ takes the story and twists it on its side, then flips it over a few times. Garden gnomes Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) have just as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes – and more.
Not only are they smack in the middle of feuding neighbors, but they’re also dealing with pink flamingos and lawnmower races, not to mention the fact that, well, they’re gnomes. Will this young couple find lasting happiness? Who knows, but February is a great month to find out.
‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ hits theaters Feb. 11, 2011. I’m not totally sure about the G rating, because there’s a fair amount of violence and sexy stuff in the trailer. I think it falls into PG territory. Check it out and see if you agree.