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Shrek Forever After (2010)

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Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Myers ... Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy ... Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz ... Princess Fiona (voice)
Antonio Banderas ... Puss in Boots (voice)
Julie Andrews ... Queen (voice)
Jon Hamm ... Brogan (voice)
John Cleese ... King (voice)
Walt Dohrn ... Rumpelstiltskin / Priest / Krekraw Ogre (voice)
Jane Lynch ... Gretched (voice)
Craig Robinson ... Cookie (voice)
Lake Bell ... Patrol Witch / Wagon Witch #2 (voice)
Kathy Griffin ... Dancing Witch / Wagon Witch #1 (voice)
Mary Kay Place ... Guard Witch (voice)
Kristen Schaal ... Pumpkin Witch / Palace Witch (voice)
Meredith Vieira ... Broomsy Witch (voice)
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Storyline

The once hideous ogre Shrek is now living a good life with wife Fiona and his three children. But he soon has a meltdown in front of them and his friends during his kids' birthday party. He suddenly wants to be a real ogre like he was before he ever met Fiona. So he turns to devious deal maker Rumplestiltskin for help. At first, Shrek lives the life he once lost and everything is good. But he soon finds out that he has been set up by Rumplestiltskin, who now rules the land with an iron fist. Teaming with friends Donkey, Fiona and Puss in Boots, Shrek is in for the fight of his life as he tries to get his life back before time runs out. Written by Blazer346

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shrek Goes Fourth See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,838,207, 23 May 2010

Gross USA:

$238,736,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$752,600,867
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The fourth animated film where a character voiced by a studio member is listed during the casting call of main cast members outside the credits, which applies to Walt Dohrn as Rumpelstiltskin (a main antagonist). The previous three like this had been Open Season (2006) with Cody Cameron as Mr Weenie (a tritagonist), Ratatouille (2007) with Lou Romano as Alfredo Linguini (a deuteragonist), and Up (2009) with co-director Bob Peterson as Dug and Alpha (a tritagonist and a secondary antagonist), director Pete Docter as Kevin (a tetartagonist), and Jerome Ranft as Gamma (a tertiary antagonist alongside Beta). it is also the first to have the studio member mentioned in the casting call of main cast members voicing either the protagonist or the main antagonist rather than voicing a sidekick to the protagonist(s) or a main villain alongside the main antagonist in this film's case the studio member voices the main antagonist. See more »

Goofs

After Shrek and Fiona share true love's kiss, evoking his contract's escape clause, he is returned to the original timeline having just given a roar at his children's birthday party. This occurrence had nothing to do with Rumpelstiltskin; had the terms of the contract truly been reversed, Shrek should have been returned to the moment he signed it, or when he first met Rumpel rather than any point beforehand. See more »

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Didn't capture the magic of the first two. But better than the 3rd Installment.
5 May 2010 | by The_Fifth_EchoSee all my reviews

I saw "Shrek Forever After" on special screenings and I really hoped it would live up to the first 2 films. But at the end of the day, it wasn't as good or magical. I kind of felt disappointed because even though the Third Installment was bad I was hoping they went back and recognize their mistakes. But this movie does have its strong points, it was quite funny and entertaining. There were moments in there that felt like the first two films, and overall it is a very enjoyable ride that even though it doesn't live quite up to the first two films. It is worth your money just to have fun with it.

7.2/10 I'd recommend people to see this film, but don't go in it with HIGH expectations.


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