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Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Soffia Vergara and voices of Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Katy Perry and George Lopez

Rated: PG 
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: July 29, 2011 Released by: Columbia Pictures

The Smurfs has appeal on two levels, first kids who enjoy the antics of the little blue guys and one girl and adults will remember watching the characters running around the TV screen when they were young.

The Smurfs fall to Earth and spend their time in the film attempting to get back home. Helping them is Neil Patrick Harris as Patrick Winslow an advertising man who has his biggest account, Angelow on the table in a must do performance. His boss Odile played by a sour Sofia Vergara constantly pushes for full success that may or may not occur.

Patrick is supported by his cute wife play innocently by Jayma Mays. Getting top billing and filling the role of the villain is Hank Azaria who is the evil Gargamel who is out to destroy Smurfs.

The antics of the blue crew mess with Patrick's life and his work in the initial contacts. But the blue of the Smurfs become the answer to the advertising dilemma that is framed in blue while using the power magic from the Gargamel Smurf battle to reach the blue Moon.

The silly antics get the kids laughing particularly in a large kid audience. Probably the best giggle for the kids is a cat barfing up a blue fur ball.

The Smurfs offers just enough fun for kids and nostalgia for adults to be successful.

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