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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 »
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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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No guts, no glory (Gutsy 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

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

This is the third Raja Gosnell film that is a live-action adaptation of a William Hanna and Joe Barbara animated series. The first two were Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). See more »

Goofs

When Gargamel is having dinner with Odile and Henri, Gargamel talks to Azrael, while Odile is out of character and smiles. She then looks to the crew and waves to them. 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

There is a statement in the closing credits: "No digital cats were harmed in the making of this picture." See more »

Alternate Versions

Also shown in 3D version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Nostalgia Chick: What Women Want (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Bew Way Ya
Written by Jared Faber
Performed by Jared Faber (as J-Radical)
Courtesy of Blind Lemon Music, Inc.
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Pretty bad
3 August 2011 | by Zulu42See all my reviews

There's not a lot to say about this travesty of a film. I get the fact that it's for kids but even my nephew got bored with this mess of a movie. It definitely wasted the excellent talent of Hank Azaria while the overly saccharine story is just plain bad. The casting of Katy Perry as Smurfette might be inspired as she sort of already inhabits that whole "Candyland" place in all of her videos so this isn't much of a stretch and she does have a great voice with some range to it. Everything else though is way too trite and tries too hard to be cute. I'm thunderstruck by the amount of money that this film made on opening weekend and can't help but wonder if other adults out there were held hostage by their kids/nieces/nephews like I was into seeing this crapola. What a waste of celluloid. There are tons of much better films for kids out there so don't waste your hard earned cash on this one, unless you have a good gag reflex.


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