A big screen adaptation of “Gulliver’s Travels,” with Jack Black taking on the title role of Lemuel Gulliver, a free-spirited travel writer who, on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle, suddenly finds himself a giant among men when he washes ashore on the hidden island of Lilliput, home to a population of industrious, yet tiny, people.
This movie will make you show your teeth with laughter! Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) works in the mail room but longs for a more adventurous life which would include Darcy Silverman (Amanda Peet), a travel editor. When Gulliver works up enough courage to walk into her office to ask her out a misunderstanding leads to her thinking he is applying for a travel writer’s job. The free-spirited Gulliver winds up headed for the Bermuda Triangle and fate beaches him on the shores of Lilliliput where he is a giant compared to the little people who live there. They think he is an enemy but he begins to win them over, including a man who becomes his friend, Horatio (Jason Segel). Horatio is a commoner who longs to win the heart of Princess Mary (Emily Blunt) and Gulliver obliges with advice. He also stages his own shows for the people of Liliput and brings “Star Wars” and “Titanic” and “Avatar” to them for the first time!
Jack Black has his funny moments in this film, and we are approving it for ages twelve plus, but it may not be for everyone. There is a brief scene in which the little people drag Gulliver down with ropes and there is brief but complete rear nudity for a few seconds. Also, there is some language although not a great amount of it. Please consult the content listing below.
There were plenty of laughs at the screening I attended on Christmas day, and we are pleased to award the film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve and above.