Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gulliver's Travels...Review!

Yesterday a brand new, hilarious movie hit the stores...Gulliver's Travels!  Here is the scoop...

SUMMARY: A hilarious zero-to-hero story about a larger-than-life Average Joe, GULLIVER’S TRAVELS sails on to 2-disc DVD with Gulliver’s Fun Pack and 3 disc Triple Play with Blu-ray, DVD and Digtial Copy from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on April 19, 2011. This family-friendly misadventure features side-splitting moments with epic wedgies, Lilliputian foosball, and a square-off duel with a robot!

Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda, School of Rock) brings his irreverent humor to this adventure-comedy based on the classic tale. To impress the pretty newspaper travel editor Darcy (Amanda Peet, 2012), an underachieving mailroom clerk named Gulliver (Black) takes a writing assignment traveling to Bermuda. When a shipwreck lands him on the fantastical island of Lilliput, he transforms into a giant — in size and ego! Gulliver’s tall tales and heroic deeds win the hearts of the tiny Lilliputians, but when he loses it all and puts his newfound friends in peril, Gulliver must find a way to undo the damage. Through it all, Gulliver may just learn that it’s how big you are on the inside that counts.

GULLIVER’S TRAVELS also stars Jason Segel (I Love You, Man), Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), Amanda Peet (Something’s Gotta Give) and Chris O’Dowd (Dinner for Schmucks).

I felt like A&W were a bit young for some of the humor in this one (they are still 4 1/2 and the height of naughtiness right now is when they repeated a line from Scooby using the word "creep".  Can I keep them rated "G" forever??  In any case, I was excited myself to watch this one.  I think Jack Black is funny and he certainly did not disappoint in this flick.  This movie is silly and perfect for some goofy laughs.  Once I watched it I felt SURE my kids would have loved it and I will probably let them watch it sooner rather than later.  There is some potty humor (seriously...what kid doesn't think that is hilarious??) but there is also a sweet story there about growing up and doing the right thing.  The special effects were especially well done as well.   Serious this movie is not but, come on, don't we all need some silliness every now and again?  This one would be a fun one to rent with the kids for movie night or during this school vacation.  Pick up your copy today...

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