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I thoroughly enjoyed Despicable Me when it hit theaters in 2010 and still recommend it to those looking for an amusing animated movie, but you know what? I barely remember what it’s about. Gru’s a villain and he develops a soft spot when he winds up taking care of three orphan girls, but the details of the narrative escape me and it’s all because of those adorable little Minions. But what's that about? Why are we so drawn to this little creatures? Here, let's explore... The Pet Obsession A compelling story and strong lead characters are still and will hopefully always be requirements, but the power of a supercute, nonhuman sidekick is undeniable. Any animal lover can understand. My family treats our dogs and cat like real people more than I care to...

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