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Gnomeo & Juliet review

No, we’re not taking the ceramic, this really is the Bard’s timeless tragedy, relocated to a kitsch suburbia where two rival gnome households do daily battle over the garden fence.

Can red-capped Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy) and his blue beloved (Emily Blunt) break the deadlock?

Shakespeare puns abound in Kelly Asbury’s (Shrek 2, Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron) surprisingly entertaining animated caper, which also nods to Walt with an ornamental Bambi (voiced by Ozzy Osbourne, of all people) and a Fantasia-like toadstool.

Shame about the annoying plastic flamingo (this movie’s version of Madagascar’s King Julien) and a general tone of wisteria unelfily close to that of Luc Besson’s Arthur cartoons.
 

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