Gnomeo and Juliet

Theatrical Release: February 11, 2011
DVD Release: May 24, 2011
Gnomeo and Juliet


Garden gnomes Gnomeo (voice of McAvoy) and Juliet (voice of Blunt) have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?

Dove Review

What a cute movie! And though kids will love it, parents will enjoy a few moments which were designed with adults in mind. For example, one gnome is accused of being illiterate and he replies, “But my parents were married!” The animation is wonderful and the characters are delightful. The dialog is snappy and witty and the colors are vivid. In particular, the colors blue and red because the gnomes are blue and red and don’t get along with one another. So, naturally, Gnomeo is blue and Juliet is red! And they fall in love. And this difference represents the class differences of Shakespeare’s original tragic telling of this tale. But there is no tragedy in this fun-filled and energetic film. When it appears that all hope is lost…well, I won’t plot spoil but let’s just say the kiddies will enjoy the ending.

We are pleased as punch to award this movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. It’s a wholesome way for the kids and parents alike to enjoy the 84 minute run-time.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing by the famous gnome couple; near the end a female gnome grabs a male gnome's butt.
Language: None but there is an innuendo of "Let's kick some grass".
Violence: A gnome cheats and kicks another gnome; a lawnmower wreaks havoc; a barking bulldog; a duel with a shovel and a stick; a couple argues; a gnome appears to be hit by a truck but survives; a gnome lands against a wall
Drugs: None
Nudity: A male gnome is seen in a bathing suit which reveals his gnome cheeks and we don't mean on his face.
Other: Juliet lies to protect Gnomeo; a gnome takes a bath and uses a toothbrush on his rear; a gnome says, "I've got my dark side".


Company: Disney
Writer: Kelly Asbury & Mark Burton
Director: Kelly Asbury
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 84 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter