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Gulliver's Travels (2010)

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Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Lilliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

Director:

Rob Letterman

Writers:

Joe Stillman (screenplay), Nicholas Stoller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Lemuel Gulliver
Jason Segel ... Horatio
Emily Blunt ... Princess Mary
Amanda Peet ... Darcy Silverman
Billy Connolly ... King Theodore
Chris O'Dowd ... General Edward
T.J. Miller ... Dan
James Corden ... Jinks
Catherine Tate ... Queen Isabelle
Emmanuel Quatra Emmanuel Quatra ... King Leopold
Olly Alexander ... Prince August
Richard Laing ... Nigel Travel Writer
David Sterne ... Foreman
Stewart Scudamore ... Blefuscian Captain
Jonathan Aris ... Lilliputian Scientist
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Storyline

Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) has been working in the mail room of a New York daily newspaper for the past ten years. Afraid to put himself out there, he considers himself a loser, as do all of his peers. One day, after having finally had enough, he decides to declare his love to the beautiful Darcy Silverman (Amanda Peet), the newspaper's travel editor and one of Gulliver's only friends, only to chicken out at the last minute and instead tell her that he'd like to try his hand at writing a column. Darcy accepts and sends him on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle. There, Gulliver becomes shipwrecked and ends up on the island of Liliput, where he is twelve times taller than the tallest man. For the first time, Gulliver has people looking up to him. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief rude humor, mild language and action | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gulliver's Travels See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$112,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,307,691, 26 December 2010

Gross USA:

$42,779,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$237,382,724
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie makes numerous references to the Star Wars film franchise. Several of the crew worked on the Star Wars prequel trilogy, notably cinematographer David Tattersall and production designer Gavin Bocquet. See more »

Goofs

When Gulliver first wakes on the shore of the "Island Where We Dare Not Go" the frame is flipped with the letters of his shirt shown backwards. See more »

Quotes

Lemuel Gulliver: I'm Invincible!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are presented as part of newspaper clips from Gulliver's column. Surrounding the credits is actual text from the original novel by Jonathan Swift, and mentions some adventures from the book that are not featured in the movie, such as the encounters with the subhuman "yahoos". See more »

Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Version of Gulliver's Travel (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Child O'Mine
Written by Steven Adler, Slash (as Saul Hudson), Duff McKagan (as Duff Rose McKagan), Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin
Performed by Guns N' Roses
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Well, certainly it didn't blow my mind, at all, but it is fun, nice family fun
3 January 2011 | by RainDogJrSee all my reviews

Saw this one in 3D. First thing you should know: there's no reason to pay the extra money for the 3D version as pretty much the coolest 3D stuff I saw that day (saw it last Saturday afternoon) was on the trailer of the new Transformers movie. Second thing you should know: I'm not familiar at all with the book or with any of the other movies. Maybe that's why I'm one of the few ones here in IMDb who gave more than 4 stars to this movie.

Anyway, there's really nothing amazing going on here. The story is as predictable as you can imagine and well, Jack Black is yet again playing Jack Black. We all knew this, and frankly I don't think there's a person who can't tell how is this movie going to be like before seeing it.

I knew, and went to see it anyways as it was pretty much *the* movie of 2010's Christmas. I mean, I'm a sucker for Jack Black movies and even though the trailer never really convinced me, I had to check it out. Maybe The School of Rock and the Tenacious D movie (big fan of both) were more than enough for the punk rock Jack Black but it seems is inevitable to have him "rocking". So here some references to Guitar Hero and KISS are present. Jack Black is put as a sucker for rock music and movies, Star Wars especially. That simple thing delivers the best moments of the movie: Gulliver making the Lilliputians act Stars Wars and Titanic and perform as KISS. It ain't pop culture references heaven but definitely delivers the goods (also some Avatar references were funny).

Gulliver's Travels may not be Jack Black's funniest movie, but in the end it was just what I expected: a decent family entertainment that will be soon forgotten but that is enjoyable to watch.


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