What kids will like: Goofy physical comedy, fast paced lawnmower races between the red and blue gnomes and action-packed chase scenes kept our kids laughing and entertained until the credits hit the screen.
What parents will like: The gnomes are animated brilliantly down to the details of chipped paint and the hollow ceramic clink they make as they move. The abundance of literary and pop culture references are smart enough to keep the parents entertained and will get the kids interested in other works by Shakespeare as well. Wonderful upbeat music by Elton John will have the whole family tapping there tiny toes. It may not be Toy Story but its a fun romp through the garden for the entire family.
Good to know: My husband and kids enjoyed the 3-D, but in my opinion spend the extra money on some popcorn instead.
Mom2Mom grade: B
'Gnomeo & Juliet'
Run time: 1 hr. 24 min.