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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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taxi | candle | blanket | jail | car | See All (68) »

Taglines:

Who's your papa? (Papa Smurf poster) 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, Wide Release

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Anton Yelchin, who voices Clumsy Smurf, described his role as a little sweeter than in the original cartoon: "Clumsy isn't trying to mess anything up for anybody, he's just clumsy, and actually, he's tired of being clumsy." See more »

Goofs

When Patrick is using Google to search for information on smurfs, the icon on the bottom-right shows his laptop is charging the battery. Before and after this scene however, it is clear the laptop is not connected to anything, so it is certainly not connected to a power source. 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 »

Connections

References One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Holiday
Written by Chris Baio (as Christopher Baio), Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig and Chris Tomson (as Christopher Tomson)
Performed by Vampire Weekend
Courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
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Let's put it this way: My 5 year old walked out
30 July 2011 | by drew_atreidesSee all my reviews

Took my 5 year old son to see this one at a Saturday Matinée.

I can't remember the last time i saw a more un-engaging kids flick.

My kid was noticeably bored from the word go, but i'll give him credit he was a trooper through the first half. I've seen him get restless before in the theatre, this one he was more or less falling asleep.

When we got to the scene where Gargamel peed in the restaurant i was ready to check out, but i would brave it if my son was having a good time.

Wonder of wonders, at that point he turned to me and said "Dad, i have to go to the bathroom, but when we're done there can we not come back into the theatre and just go home?"

Tells you all you need to know about this one.

Don't waste your time or your money.


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