Gnomeo & Juliet. Copyright: Rocket Pictures.

Gnomeo & Juliet

2011 British comedy film about garden gnomes. Stars James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Matt Lucas, Ashley Jensen, Michael Caine and others.

Gnomeo & Juliet. Copyright: Rocket Pictures.

Gnomeo & Juliet

Comic retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy, set amidst rival gardens' families of gnomes

Genre
Film
Released
2011
Starring
James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Matt Lucas, Ashley Jensen, Michael Caine, Jim Cummings, Maggie Smith, Jason Statham and others
Writers
Andy Riley, Kevin Cecil, Mark Burton, Emily Cook, Kathy Greenberg, Steve Hamilton Shaw and Kelly Asbury
Director
Kelly Asbury
Producers
Baker Bloodworth, Steve Hamilton Shaw, David Furnish, Igor Khait and Elton John

On fair Verona Drive live warring next door neighbours Miss Montague and Mr. Capulet, each proud of their own garden: themed blue and red, respectively.

Each garden is home to a legion of gnomes, and much like their owners, the inhabitants of the gardens are not on friendly terms either. The blue gnomes are led by Lady Bluebury, whilst the red chief is Lord Redbrick.

Their respective children, Gnomeo and Juliet, are slightly less keen to continue the age-old feud: and even less so when a chance meeting leads to romance between the young pair. Between the high-speed lawnmower chases and stealth missions, hearts (and hats) are broken, loyalties are tested and garden boundaries drawn, but can true gnomance conquer all?

When your best friends are an over-excitable frog, a lovelorn flamingo and a loyal mushroom, there's no telling what could happen.

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
84 minutes
Release date
Friday 11th February 2011
Premiere
Sunday 30th January 2011
Production company
Soundtrack
Music composed by Elton John with lyrics by Bernie Taupin. Original score by James Newton Howard and Chris Bacon.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Monday 2nd April 2018 at 8:30am on BBC2

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