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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  3 July 2013 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Gru (voice)
Lucy (voice)
Eduardo / El Macho (voice)
Margo (voice)
Dr. Nefario (voice)
Floyd (voice)
Silas (voice)
Agnes (voice)
Edith (voice)
Antonio (voice)
Jillian (voice)
Shannon (voice)
Kevin the Minion / Bob the Minion / Stuart the Minion / Additional Minions / Evil Minions (voice)
Additional Minions / Evil Minions / Italian Waiter (voice)
Arctic Lab Guards (voice)


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 (

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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


$76,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


Silas Ramsbottom shares the same last name as John Ramsbottom who invented the displacement lubricator for steam engines. See more »


When Lucy is in the cake shop and smashes up the cup cakes she never gets any of the frosting on her hands. This occurs even when she smears it over Gru's face. See more »


Gru: [to Dr. Nefario] Just because everybody hates it doesn't mean it's not good.
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Crazy Credits

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


References The Fog (1980) See more »


Fun Fun Fun
Written and Performed by Pharrell Williams
Produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes
Courtesy of Star Trak Entertainment/Interscope Records
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Loved It!!!
27 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In all honesty I can't remember the first film that well, so I found it hard to compare to the sequel. On the other hand this film is completely memorable and so enjoyable.

I saw the preview and I absolutely loved it. I was worried that all the good bits were in the adverts but the film was full of exciting and hilarious parts that aren't in the advert.

The minions are so funny, I was actually crying with laughter at some parts. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I am taking my little brother to see it again (mainly so I can see it again! Hehe)

The characters are lovable, hate able, and hilarious, the film has evolved from the first one (from what I can remember) and its such a heart warming family film.


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