Friday, March 25, 2011

DVD review- Gulliver's Travels

Last Friday night we found ourselves home with some actual free time, so Daniel and I decided to have a movie night. I had just received a review copy of Gulliver's Travels, so we popped it into the DVD player and settled down with some popcorn. Here's a bit about Gulliver's Travels, from a press release that I received: 
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 Digital 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).

GULLIVER’S TRAVELS will be available on 2-disc DVD for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $34.99. Canada, 3 Disc Blu-ray includes Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy for the suggested retail price of $34.99 U.S. / $49.99. Canada. Canada and on Canada. Pre-book is March 23.
Daniel and I decided that Gulliver's Travels is a perfect Friday night movie, and was one that we would have felt comfortable watching with our kids, had they been around. (It's rated PG for brief rude humor, mild language and mild action). The movie has a little bit of romance, a little bit of action and a lot of humor.  The story is silly in places, but it's still a lot of fun and we enjoyed it a lot.  If you're looking for a  movie to watch on your family movie night, this is definitely one I would recommend taking a look at!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this movie to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.