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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.
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Cast

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Gru (voice)
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Lucy (voice)
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Eduardo / El Macho (voice)
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Margo (voice)
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Dr. Nefario (voice)
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Floyd (voice)
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Silas (voice)
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Agnes (voice)
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Edith (voice)
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Antonio (voice)
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Jillian (voice)
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Shannon (voice)
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Kevin the Minion / Bob the Minion / Stuart the Minion / Additional Minions / Evil Minions (voice)
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Additional Minions / Evil Minions / Italian Waiter (voice)
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Arctic Lab Guards (voice)
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Storyline

While Gru, the ex-supervillain is adjusting to family life and an attempted honest living in the jam business, a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen. The Anti-Villain League decides it needs an insider's help and recruits Gru in the investigation. Together with the eccentric AVL agent, Lucy Wilde, Gru concludes that his prime suspect is the presumed dead supervillain, El Macho, whose his teenage son is also making the moves on his eldest daughter, Margo. Seemingly blinded by his overprotectiveness of his children and his growing mutual attraction to Lucy, Gru seems on the wrong track even as his minions are being quietly kidnapped en masse for some malevolent purpose. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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When the world needed a hero, they called a villain. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 July 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi villano favorito 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$76,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$83,517,315 (USA) (5 July 2013)

Gross:

$368,049,635 (USA) (10 January 2014)
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Trivia

There's a brief shot in the film in which Edith is playing ping pong with a minion, but uses a pair of nunchaku as opposed to a ping pong paddle. This is a reference to a famous Chinese Nokia commercial in which a Bruce Lee impersonator in a mock "lost home video" also plays a game of ping pong using only a pair of nunchaku. See more »

Goofs

When Dave comes out of the kitchen in the cupcake shop with the minion cupcake, Lucy splits it apart, then pins Dave down and asks Gru if he knows him. But when she captured Gru and took him to the submarine, there were two minions with him and Lucy never asked about them then. See more »

Quotes

[after Gru lied about his fear of dating]
Gru: Good night, Edith.
[gives her a good night kiss and gently pulls the beanie over Edith's eyes]
Gru: Good night, Margo.
[gives her a goodnight kiss, but returns in suspicion]
Gru: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, hold the horses. Who are you texting?
Margo: No one. Just my friend Avery.
Gru: Avery...
[confused]
Gru: Avery? Is that a girl's name or a boy's name?
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the first half of the end credits, three minions hold auditions for Minions (2015). See more »

Connections

References Mission: Impossible (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Echa Pa'lla (Manos pa'rriba)
Written by Manuel Corao (as Manuel Gonzalez), Gregor Salto (as Gregor Van Offeren), Pitbull (as Armando Perez), Tzvetin Todorov, and DJ Buddha (as Urales Vargas)
Performed by Pitbull (feat. Papayo)
Courtesy of Mr. 305 Inc.
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Better than the original!
21 June 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It's not often that a hit animated film's sequel surpasses the original film. Despicable Me 2 is one of those rare cases. From the moment it appears on the screen to the end of the film, Despicable Me 2 is a fast paced, fun film that never ceases to be entertaining.

This film has you laughing quite often, contains humour that both kids and adults can appreciate, and had at least one moment that was worthy of clapping out loud to.

The character development is to be praised, as is the warmth and soul that Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud put into this film.

This film leaves you feeling joyful and satisfied and happy for the characters and the new direction their lives are taking.

This film is not to be missed and I can't recommend it enough.


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