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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Gru (voice)
Jason Segel ... Vector (voice)
Russell Brand ... Dr. Nefario (voice)
Julie Andrews ... Gru's Mom (voice)
Will Arnett ... Mr. Perkins (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Miss Hattie (voice)
Miranda Cosgrove ... Margo (voice)
Dana Gaier ... Edith (voice)
Elsie Fisher ... Agnes (voice)
Pierre Coffin ... Tim the Minion / Bob the Minion / Mark the Minion / Phil the Minion / Stuart the Minion (voice)
Chris Renaud ... Dave the Minion (voice)
Jemaine Clement ... Jerry the Minion (voice)
Jack McBrayer ... Carnival Barker / Tourist Dad (voice)
Danny McBride ... Fred McDade (voice)
Mindy Kaling ... Tourist Mom (voice)
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

Some call him bad, "they" call him dad. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Despicable Me See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,397,125, 11 July 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$251,513,985, 20 January 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$543,113,985, 20 January 2011
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (ABC Family print) (TV)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Universal's first fully animated theatrical film to be rated PG by the MPAA. See more »

Goofs

There are two minions named Kevin. A two eyed Kevin appears in the movie Minions. One eyed Kevin appears when he returns back to normal size after being shrunk by the shrink ray and another minion yells "Kevin!" and starts hugging him. See more »

Quotes

Agnes: Why are you wearing your pajamas?
Vector: [sputters] These aren't pajamas! It's a warm-up suit.
Edith: What are you warming up for?
Vector: Stuff.
Margo: What sort of stuff?
Vector: Super-cool stuff you wouldn't understand.
Agnes: Like sleeping?
Vector: THEY ARE NOT PAJAMAS!
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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 »

Connections

Featured in AniMat's Reviews: Minions (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Way It Is (Vector's Theme)
Written by Pharrell Williams and D.A. Wallach
Performed by D.A. Wallach
Produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes
Courtesy of Star Trak Entertainment / Interscope Records
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Hilarity and heart are a great mix for this Excellent movie!
9 July 2010 | by MajorFilmFanSee all my reviews

Despicable Me, the new animated from produced by Chris Melandandri, who also produced Ice Age: The Meltdown and Horton Hears A Who, is one of the summer's stand out movies. Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Miranda Cosgrove, and Russell Brand are perfect actors to lead this at times hilarious, at times tear jerking animated tale. Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Danny R. McBride, Julie Andrews and Jermain Clement make for a worthy supporting cast.

Gru (voiced by Carell) is a evil genius who only wants to win the affection of his cold-hearted mother (voiced by Andrews), something he has NEVER had. His only friends are Dr. Nefario, a aging scientist (voiced by Brand), and his army of minions (voiced by directors Peiere Coffin and Chris Reneud, and Jermain Clement), Twinky like creatures with both one and two eyes, it varies.

When a mysterious newcomer named Vector (voiced by Segal) steals the Great Pyrimid of Giza, Gru decides to pull off the greatest heist EVER: stealing the moon! Then, three orphan girls, Margo (voiced by Cosgrove), Edith, and Agnes (both voiced by newcomers who names I don't know.) The three of them don't hit it off with Gru instantly, but they see him as the first real parent they've ever had. Gru slowly begins to warm up to the girls, and they're interactions make for some truly heartfelt, and also hilarious moments. Case in point:

Edith: Are these beds old bombs? Gru: Yes. But, they are very old and highly unlikely to blow up. Try not to toss and turn.

Despicable Me pulls off something almost unheard of: a film that is enjoyable for both parents and children that does NOT involve humor centered around bodily functions, or violence.

Final grade: A Plus infinite number of times!


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