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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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Dolby (Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound)| DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Rob Letterman's first live-action directorial effort, after working on animated movies for DreamWorks, including Shark Tale (2004), where he worked with Jack Black; and Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), where he already had to deal with a giant character. 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

General Edward: [as Gulliver urinates onto the palace and soaks the King in the process] How dare you evacuate yourself on our great and glorious...
[gets splashed by the last few drips]
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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 »


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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Mediocre and quite boring
21 January 2011 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

I now know that the book Gulliver's Travels, written by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) in 1726, is a sharp social and political critic against the contradictory customs from British government, but when I read it as a kid, I simply found it to be an entertaining fantasy story with imaginative situations and interesting adventures. Unfortunately, the recent film version of Gulliver's Travels is very boring, and not even the presence of Jack Black (whose style of comedy I usually enjoy), could save it from its absolute mediocrity.

The screenplay from Gulliver's Travels is mainly a collection of unfunny jokes based on the contrast between the main character and his "hosts", not only in regard of his huge size, but also in his condition of "fish outside the water". Oh, and everything gets worse when we lead to the terribly ridiculous ending.

On the positive side, I have to mention that I liked the special effects. However, that was not enough to compensate the boredom this generic and insipid movie provoked on me, so in conclusion, I do not feel like I can recommend it.


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