Gnomeo & Juliet | Chicago Reader

Gnomeo & Juliet

Terra-cotta gnomes, the sort that decorate people's lawns, are the characters of this bizarre feature animation, which lampoons the British obsession with gardening and upholds a long tradition of cartoons pitched to tots and stoners. On two adjoining backyards, armies of brightly painted figurines wage a relentless turf war; after a young blue gnome of the Montague household (given voice by James McAvoy) falls for the red princess of the next-door Capulet cottage (Emily Blunt), there's some mild sexual innuendo and numerous obstacles to romance, not to mention a slew of puns, inside jokes, and tunes by Elton John. Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2) directed; with Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, and Ozzy Osbourne (as a spaced-out fawn).



  • Kelly Asbury


  • James McAvoy
  • Emily Blunt
  • Michael Caine
  • Maggie Smith
  • Stephen Merchant
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Jason Statham
  • Matt Lucas
  • Ashley Jensen
  • Jim Cummings
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Julie Walters
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Richard Wilson
  • Dolly Parton


  • David Furnish
  • Steve Shaw
  • Baker Bloodworth
  • Elton John

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