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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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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?


On Gru's phone 3 quick-dial buttons can be seen, 2 yellow, 1 red. The yellow ones say "Dave" and "Stuart", the red one says "Mom". See more »


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 »


Additional Minions: Kevin?
Additional Minions: Hm? Tom? Hello!
Additional Minions: Kampai!
Additional Minions: Kampai!
Additional Minions: [Syringe comes down and Tom looks at it smiling] Huh? Kampai!
[Tom hits the syringe with a banana]
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Crazy Credits

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


Spin-off Despicable Me: Minion Rush (2013) See more »


Written and Performed by Pharrell Williams
Produced by Pharrell Williams
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Fantastic family fun, on par with the original
9 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The first Despicable Me was a wonderful film, so while there is the worry of whether a sequel would work you can't help wanting to see it anyway. Despicable Me 2 was just as good as the first one, maybe not as fresh in terms of plot but what worked so well in the first works equally well here. The animation, also having the advantage of staying true to the style and look that the first had, is bursting with vibrancy and colour without looking too over-saturated as well as having a lot of detail to it. The retro-futuristic designs and gadgets are inventive and very striking to look at, while the music has rousing energy and is also memorable. Despicable Me 2 in the writing and gags is peppered with humour, and this is of the laugh-out-loud hilarious kind, though because there's a lot and that you may be laughing so hard you may be at a risk of missing something. To counter-balance the hilarity, the film also incorporates a message, it is a heartfelt one and doesn't feel cloying and out-of-place. For what the story may lack slightly in freshness in correlation with the first, it more than makes up for it in wit, heart, excitement and how briskly it moves without feeling rushed. Having more of the minions- one of the best assets of the first film- was a masterstroke also, and their subplot also gave the story an increasing sense of jeopardy and threat(though theirs is a little more interesting than that of world domination). Gru is a lovable character, whether a villain like in the first or not, and adds a lot of charisma and energy to the film. The top-notch vocal talents of Steve Carrell, Steve Coogan, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt and even Russell Brand are a further advantage. All in all, like the first Despicable Me this sequel is fantastic family fun and equal to it. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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