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The Smurfs (2011)

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When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.

Director:

Raja Gosnell

Writers:

J. David Stem (screenplay by), David N. Weiss (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hank Azaria ... Gargamel
Neil Patrick Harris ... Patrick Winslow
Jayma Mays ... Grace Winslow
Sofía Vergara ... Odile Anjelou
Tim Gunn ... Henri
Madison McKinley ... Model
Meg Phillips ... Model
Julie Chang Julie Chang ... Newscaster
Roger Clark Roger Clark ... Newscaster
Mark Doherty ... Bluetooth Businessman
Minglie Chen ... Young Woman
Sean Kenin ... Guy in Plaid Shirt
Victor Pagan ... Bum
Mahadeo Shivraj ... Cabbie
Adria Baratta Adria Baratta ... Anjelou Employee
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Storyline

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. Written by Columbia Pictures

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Taglines:

Our World is About to Get Smurf'd See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor and action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Belgium | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smurf'd See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,611,637, 31 July 2011

Gross USA:

$142,614,158

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$563,749,323
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

James Garner were considered for the role of Gargamel. See more »

Goofs

In some scenes in the streets of New York, a crowd watching the recordings can clearly be seen at the end of the street. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator Smurf: There is a place. A place that knows no sadness, where even feeling blue is a happy thing. A place inhabited by little blue beings three apples high. It lies deep within an enchanted forest, hidden away beyond the medieval village. Most people believe this place is made up, only to be found in books or children's imagination. Well, we beg to differ.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, a Smurf is seen reclining on the upper left of the Columbia Pictures logo, smiling and waving to the audience. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also shown in 3D version. See more »


Soundtracks

Ride of the Valkyries
from "Die Walküre"
Written by Richard Wagner
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A well-recorded movie, all in all
20 August 2011 | by dejan-puskasSee all my reviews

I have to say I was amazed when I first heard there would be a movie about this ever-so-popular cartoon.

Some people may complain about how bad this title is, but I don't share their opinions for one simple reason : time.

Time passes, as it always had and always will and we have to adapt to a few things. Back in time when the original cartoons on Smurfs aired, not all kids stayed home and watched this ( very much unlike today, where kids do almost nothing but play games and watch movies, but I'm going off-topic here ). We have to face it: no movie based on a cartoon ever worked as good as it's original did, because of the simple fact about its length: cartoons are basically 30min long, and movies are at least hour and a half, during which time one can lose focus, interest or at worst, a few nerves. I will not rate it excellent because it has its flaws, basically poor story-work, but I won't explain it further as I have no intention on spoiling out what happens. The plot itself could have been better, but I reckon it's not a total loss, considering that this is a movie based on a cartoon; the animations are great: one could barely see a difference between smurfs from actual humans. As for the cast and crew, I can't say anything bad about them, since they: 1. Are not the main characters of the story (human does not equal smurf) 2. Played out the characters just fine

In one sentence, my review on the title would be: Unbrushed diamond. (it shines, but it can shine better)


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