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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

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

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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

In the scene when Anti-Villain League director Silas Ramsbottom shows Gru a video of a rabbit being injected with mutation serum, the name tag of the lead scientist in the video reads "COFFIN" - a reference to co-director Pierre Coffin, who also provided the voices of the Minions. See more »

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When Lucy is tazing Gru he drops his freeze ray but when it shows her trying to pick him up it is gone. See more »

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Gru: Huh... You usually don't see that in bunnies.
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Throughout the first half of the end-credits, three minions hold auditions for The Minions (2015). See more »

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References The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) See more »

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Despicable Me
Written and Performed by Pharrell Williams
Produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes
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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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