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->''"You know, other people's hate destroyed my love, and I couldn't do nothing about it. But you two, you can."''
-->-- '''Featherstone'''

A young man falls in love with a woman named Juliet, but why must he suffer the pressure of his peers, while struggling to be with his true love born of a rival family? Through the impossible, he faces obstacles without fail, with the help of his midget sidekick... and... plastic... flamingo... ornament? Oh. Right. This man's name is [[IncrediblyLamePun Gnomeo]]. And the characters are living ceramic garden gnomes in a back yard. [[DontExplainTheJoke Get it?]]

''Gnomeo & Juliet'' takes [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet the most famous love story of all time]], places it in the back yards of neighboring English households and scores the whole thing to classic hits by Music/EltonJohn. Elton and his husband David Furnish executive produced the film through their company Rocket Pictures, proving that he should stick to what he's good at; namely writing musical masterpieces rather than setting movies to them. In development at Disney for at least a decade, the animation was later farmed out to Starz Animation and ultimately released under the Creator/TouchstonePictures banner in 2011, on Valentine's Day weekend.

A sequel entitled ''WesternAnimation/SherlockGnomes'' will be released on March 23, 2018 by Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, with Johnny Depp as the title character. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR-sefx8ncI trailer]] has been released.
!!This film provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Juliet [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot the ninja garden gnome]].
* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: In ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', a lot of characters die. In this comedic adaptation [[RecycledInSpace with lawn ornaments]], nobody dies - not even Tybalt, who gets reassembled for the DancePartyEnding! This is even Lampshaded during Gnomeo's conversation with a bronze Shakespeare statue, where he calls the original a "horrible ending." The Shakespear statue thinks it's great (if still tragic), and even expects it of the gnomes.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Not even an animal. A lawn ornament mushroom.
* AlmostKiss: Repeated several times.
* AnAesop: The saying about an eye for an eye leaving everyone blind gets played with throughout the film.
* AsYouKnow: During the lawnmower race, Dolly Gnome does this: "Now, I know you don't need me to tell you the rules, but I'm gonna, because I wanna!"
* AwesomenessIsVolatile: The ad for the Terrafirminator claimed that looking at it would cause people's heads to explode.
* BadOmenAnecdote: Gnomeo has a chat with a statue of Creator/WilliamShakespeare, who tells him that [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet he knows this story]]. When Gnomeo asks what happens to the lovers in that story, Shakespeare tells him that they both die.
--> '''Gnomeo:''' ''They both die?'' What kind of an ending is that?
--> '''Shakespeare:''' My dear boy, this is a tragedy.
--> '''Gnomeo:''' Yeah, you're telling me, mate! It's rubbish! There's gotta be a better ending than ''that!''
* {{Bowdlerise}}: The cover of "Crocodile Rock" at the end was tweaked slightly to make it more kid-friendly and more appropriate to the film's plot. For example, "Me and Suzie had so much fun" was changed to "Gnomeo and Juliet had so much fun" and "Lawdy mama, those Friday nights when Suzie wore her dresses tight" was changed to "Everybody is feeling right, 'cause we gonna dance all night".
%%* BrickJoke: "Told you so."
%%* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The lights and music display.]]
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The two neighboring houses are painted in red and blue colors. The two sides of the war are red gnomes and blue gnomes, both with the respective colors on their outfits, and most of the ornaments are one or the other, depending on their garden. The characters even refer to themselves as Reds and Blues. In case it wasn't clear enough.
** And some things that are shared, like the Cupid's flower and the lawnmower at the end, are purpleŚ[[CaptainObvious red and blue combined]].
* CompositeCharacter:
** Benny is named after Benvolio from the original play, but his personality and role in the story is a lot closer to that of Mercutio.
%%* DancePartyEnding
* DarkReprise: Listen for a slow, orchestral version of the guitar riff from "Saturday Night's (Alright for Fighting)" in the scene just after [[spoiler:Tybalt dies.]]
* DeathIsCheap: After all the fuss and drama made over [[spoiler:Tybalt and Gnomeo's (supposed) deaths, in the DancePartyEnding Tybalt is glued back together and aside from the odd limb dropping off is PERFECTLY FINE!]]
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:In the DancePartyEnding, Benny just happens to find Featherstone's lost love on the internet and orders her.]]
* DisneyDeath: Occurs not once, but ''twice'' during the movie:
** The first is when Gnomeo is apparently hit and smashed by a passing truck; the wreckage is actually from a blue ceramic dish that fell out of the vehicle.
** Second time occurs during the finale when Gnomeo is trying to save Juliet from the Terrafirminator: Dust clears, everyone gapes in shock, the rubble begins to shake ... and then [[SubvertedTrope someone else crawls out]], subverting this. More shock, then it begins to shake as the display tower activates, [[spoiler:[[DoubleSubversion to reveal Gnomeo and Juliet safe and sound]]]], making a double subvert.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A gnome's hat-height. [[spoiler:Made even more blatant when an envious Tybalt (with a small hat) smashes Benny's large... hat.]]
%%* DroolHello
* EverybodyLives: While it at first seems that [[spoiler:Tybalt died]], he appears glued back together in the ending.
* FeudingFamilies: The Reds and the Blues, obviously.
* FunWithSubtitles: The film takes a crack at martial arts movies.
** Even more hilarious, when Nanette switches back to English, the subtitles switch to Japanese.
* HappyEnding: Unlike in the original play, here the star-crossed lovers [[DisneyDeath are revealed to be alive]] after the feuding families reconcile.
* HeldGaze: A very very obvious one when Gnomeo and Juliet first encounter each other after they put grab hold of the flower. It causes them to look into each other's eyes and they hold each other's gazes for a ''looong'' moment.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Gnomeo and Benny on the blue side. Tybalt and Fawn on the red side.
** Nanette and Juliet on the red side as well.
* HopeSpot: Played straight, then subverted, in the climax. After [[spoiler:the Terrafirminator destroys Juliet's castle, with her and Gnomeo inside, both families are aghast at their apparent loss. A hand suddenly pops out of the rubble, giving them hope, only for it to turn out to be someone else. However, after accidentally activating the Tiki display, the group discover that Gnomeo and Juliet are indeed okay]].
* IPhony: Mrs. Capulet's laptop has a banana on it... instead of an apple.
* KarmaHoudini: Benny. Despite destroying both the Reds and the Blues' gardens and [[spoiler:very nearly killing both of the main characters]], he never seems to get any sort of punishment and ends up getting a happy ending along with everyone else.
* KnightTemplarParent: Lord Redbrick. His over-protectiveness [[spoiler:almost kills Juliet when she can't run away from the Terrafirmanator lawn mower.]] Of course, it'd be somewhat unreasonable to expect him to have predicted that one.
* LargeHam: Creator/PatrickStewart is having so much fun as Shakespeare's statue. May very well be SelfDeprecation given his theatre background.
* LastKiss: [[spoiler:{{Invoked}} when Gnomeo stays with Juliet on her pedestal, as it appears they're going to be killed by The Terrafirminator. Subverted however, as they turn out to be fine.]]
* LockAndLoadMontage: Gnomeo gets one (with duct tape, garden stakes, mud, and a spray nozzle) before his first raid into the Red yard.
%%* MsFanservice: Dolly Gnome.
%%* MundaneMadeAwesome: The Terrafirminator.
* NeverSayDie: Notably {{averted}}, especially with a scene devoted to comparing the plot to the source material. [[spoiler:Even if Tybalt does [[UnexplainedRecovery get better]] later.]]
* NotHisSled: Gnomeo and Juliet live and get a HappilyEverAfter.
* PairTheSpares: Paris/Nanette. Hey, [[{{Series/Extras}} Darren Lamb and Maggie got together]].
* PaperThinDisguise: Benny's ridiculous daisy costume completely fools Tybalt's miniature minions when he hides out in an arrangement of daisies.
%%* ParentalBonus: There's a fair bit of innuendo and adult references made throughout the film.
* RedOniBlueOni: Played straight with the Red and Blue gnome clans. The reds in general are more aggressive, with Tybalt's anger countering Gnomeo's collected style, and Lord Redbrick being more confrontational than Lady Bluebury. However this gets flipped after [[spoiler: Gnomeo "dies"]] and Lord Redbrick and the reds becomes more somber and Lady Bluebury and the blues becomes more emotional.
* ShoutOut:
** So many Creator/WilliamShakespeare references everywhere it'd make your head spin. The feuding neighbor's houses are 2B and not 2B for starters... The movers are named Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. There is also a truck labeled [[Theatre/TheTempest Tempest]] Teapots and the "[[Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew Taming of the Glue]]" brand seen later in the movie. And that's just scraping the surface!
** Even to other works. ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', anyone?
** Also ''Series/{{Lassie}}'' (is TimmyInAWell again?), and a mention for Music/LittleRichard in the same phrase, no less!
** Was that Alan Titchmarsh on Ms. Montague's screensaver?
** It may have been a fluke of the Russian translation, but one of Lady Bluebury's calls to arms seemed to have come from [[Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior Lord Humungus]] himself!
*** In the English version she declares, "Unleash [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar the dogs of war]]!"
** They even sneak in one to Disney/{{Bambi}}. "[[spoiler:Tybalt]] can't be with us anymore."
** Part of Featherstone's scrapbook of his owners' failed marriage is a ticket to a performance of Theatre/AsYouLikeIt.
** Heck, [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare The Bard]] himself appears! (or at least, his statue does) voiced by Patrick Stewart!
** Featherstone: [[Film/TheGraduate One word. Plastic.]]
** Featherstone again: "I may not be a smart bird, [[Film/ForrestGump but I know what love is]]".
** The Terrafirminator / Film/TheTerminator
** When Juliet first tries to leave the garden: "Out, out!", then the dog's owner calls out "[[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} Damn Spot]]! Over here, boy!"
* SideEffectsInclude: The ad for the Terrafirminator ends with a list of side effects, including dry mouth, [[HearingVoices voices telling you to burn things]], tightened hamstrings, and persistent feelings of awesomeness. In rare instances some people may explode when viewing the Terrafirminator.
** Also filed under FreezeFrameBonus and ShoutOut (to "Terminator", natch).
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Everyone but Tybalt]]. Also, [[spoiler:[[UnexplainedRecovery Tybalt]].]]
%%* StarcrossedLovers
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: [[spoiler:While the Terrafirminator is flying through the air at them (in slow motion), our main characters have a brief chat, at normal speed.]]
* TestosteronePoisoning: The ad for the Terrafirminator plays it up like the ultimate man's mower. Having ProfessionalWrestling/HulkHogan narrate it only reinforces this. Brother.
%%* {{Tomboy}}: Juliet.
* TwiceToldTale: Stated as such in the opening.
--> Red Good Gnome: ''The story you are about to see has been told before. A lot. We're going to tell it again. But different.''
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:Tybalt]] during the DancePartyEnding.
* VisualPun:
** What's spray-painted behind the bulldog's head when he spits Gnomeo out? [[spoiler:3x3. As in 9. As in K9.]]
** Also a reference to Theatre/{{Macbeth}}.
*** The house's respective addresses are [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} "2B" and "2B" crossed out]].
* WhoWearsShortShorts: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dolly_gnome_1383.png Dolly Gnome]].
* WithCatlikeTread:
** Benny's idea of a costume for an 'ultimate stealth' mission involves dressing as a daisy and strapping a blue spray can (that rattles as he moves) to his back.
*** The spray can was part of the mission, he used it to vandalize the well in the Red garden.
*** And the daisy costume [[spoiler:comes in handy when they [[RuleOfFunny have to hide in a bed of daisies]].]]