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Gnomeo & Juliet Review

My family and I recent got to see Gnomeo & Juliet. I know you may have seen some of the trailers on TV and are wondering if you should take your kids to see it this weekend. My family and I say YES!

A brief synopsis of the movie:

The greatest love story ever told, starring…garden gnomes? In the upcoming “Gnomeo & Juliet,” Shakespeare’s revered tale gets a comical, off-the-wall makeover. Directed by Kelly Asbury (“Shrek 2”) and showcasing both classic and original songs by Elton John, the film features the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as Gnomeo and Juliet, who 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 thrilling lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?

I know I had to read Romeo & Juliet when I was in high school. I even saw the movie with Leonardo DiCapro. However, I was really impressed by Gnomeo & Juliet.  In the first couple of minutes, they tell you exactly how the story is going to work — it’s been a story told over and over and that every story retelling changes things.  They really stuck to the story too.  Granted, it isn’t exactly the Shakespeare version — that is definitely not a kids story!  However, the themes definitely do come across.  Madison asked a lot of questions afterwards regarding why the red gnomes didn’t like the blue gnomes, and why the were fighting instead of talking about it.  Bill even caught that the gnomes had the names of the characters in the original story.  I also loved when I was asking my myself — Is that Dolly Parton’s voice?  Is that Ozzy Osbourne?  Who would ever have seen the two of them in the same movie?!?  I also loved the cameo that William Shakespeare has in Gnomeo & Juliet!  It was funny, and actually, told the kids how his version of the story ended.  However, Gnomeo & Juliet has a way better ending.  Here’s what my kids thought:

My family and I loved this movie!  You will too!  Let me know what you think after you go see it!

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Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.View Author posts

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