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Despicable Me (2010)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gru (voice)
Vector (voice)
Dr. Nefario (voice)
Gru's Mom (voice)
Mr. Perkins (voice)
Miss Hattie (voice)
Margo (voice)
Edith (voice)
Agnes (voice)
Dave the Minion (voice)
Fred McDade (voice)
Tourist Mom (voice)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Who's afraid of the Big Bad Gru? (French Translation) See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi villano favorito  »

Box Office


$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,397,125 (USA) (9 July 2010)


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

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Technical Specs


| (ABC Family print) (TV)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mr. Perkins' portrait hanged on his office wall is based on Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres' "Napoléon Bonaparte on his Imperial Throne". See more »


When Gru is laying down the rules for the girls after being adopted, the clock on the stove goes from 12:10 to 12:11 and back to 12:10 again. See more »


Edith: Are these beds made out of bombs?
Gru: Yes, but they are very old and highly unlikely to blow up. But try not to toss and turn.
Edith: Cool!
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Crazy Credits

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


Sweet Home Alabama
Written by Edward King, Gary Rossington, and Ronnie Van Zant
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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