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Despicable Me (2010)

 -  Animation | Comedy | Crime  -  9 July 2010 (USA)
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When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

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Storyline

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. (Yes, the moon!) Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world's greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes. Written by Universal Pictures

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Rated PG for rude humor and mild action | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,664,376 (UK) (15 October 2010)

Gross:

$251,501,645 (USA) (14 January 2011)
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Trivia

One of the pictures hanging on the walls of Gru's home (it can be seen when the three girls first enter the house, next to the front door to the left) is a "Wanted" poster for the capture of Jesse James, a notorious Wild West gunman and bandit. See more »

Goofs

When Agnes, Margo, Edith and Gru climb onto the platform during the dance scene at the end of the movie, Agnes is wearing white tights. When they are on the platform raised in sky she is not. See more »

Quotes

Edith: Can I drink this?
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Two minions take turns trying to see how far each one can stretch their arm out into the audience (in 3-D). See more »

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Referenced in Gossip Girl: Despicable B (2012) See more »

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Prettiest Girls
Written and Performed by Pharrell Williams
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User Reviews

 
A LAUGH RIOT! ( Will watch it again)
10 July 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Despicable me is Simply Hilarious. This Movie is not just for kids, Adults are going to enjoy it even more. The youngest girl in it is sooooooo cute. Also the Small yellow minions simply adorable and so funny. The entire hall was laughing through out the movie.

The plot is very interesting to keep you engrossed throughout the movie.It is not a very original plot but has the very humorous dialogs and acts.

Steve Carell's is SIMPLY amazing, he is funny in a very different way...he is the king of the awkward embarrassing insulting type of comedy. You can't help but remember Steve carell's during some of the dialog deliveries.

One of the funniest animation movie. Definitely Worth Watching twice.


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