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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:
... Gru (voice)
... Vector (voice)
... Dr. Nefario (voice)
... Gru's Mom (voice)
... Mr. Perkins (voice)
... Miss Hattie (voice)
... Margo (voice)
... Edith (voice)
... Agnes (voice)
... Tim the Minion / Bob the Minion / Mark the Minion / Phil the Minion / Stuart the Minion (voice)
... Dave the Minion (voice)
... Jerry the Minion (voice)
... Carnival Barker / Tourist Dad (voice)
... Fred McDade (voice)
... 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

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Who's afraid of the Big Bad Gru? (French Translation) See more »


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

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9 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi villano favorito  »

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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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Trivia

The bedtime story, "Sleepy Kittens" was made into a tie-in board book that can be purchased, although it does not include the pull out brush that was featured in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Gru first goes to the door when the girls are selling cookies, you can see a wall of newspapers showing Gru's face and that he's a villain. After he adopts the girls, they explore the house. You'd think they'd find those newspapers and instantly know he's not a dentist. See more »

Quotes

Margo: Oh, uh, can we get stuffed crust?
EdithAgnesJerry the MinionStuart the Minion: OOOOHHHH, stuffed crust.
Gru: I'll stuff you all in the crust!
[Agnes giggles]
Agnes: You're funny!
Gru: Just don't come out of that room again!
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Crazy Credits

After the projection room is 'destroyed' you see the shadow of a minion. He starts to make shadow puppets, including one of Gru. You see the shadow of the actual Gru enter the screen and stare at the minion. The minion runs off in panic and Gru starts laughing. See more »

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Soundtracks

Copacabana
Written by Barry Manilow, Jack Feldman, and Bruce Sussman
Performed by Various Studio Musicians
Courtesy of Stingray Music
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Despicable See
2 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Since Toy Story 3 is in theatres, it's rather knee-jerk to compare Despicable Me to the animation giant. But you shouldn't. Despicable Me doesn't have the heavy, dark tones of the final Toy Story and, therefore, is probably better suited to smaller children. As with the best family films, though, adults will love this story as much - if not more - than their little ones.

And here's why. It is incredibly rare to see a single dad portrayed in such a positive light. While Gru has an admittedly "bad" vocation, there are unbelievably sweet moments between him and the three children, probably aided by the juxtaposition of tiny girls to a large, "bad" guy.

The nepotistic supporting cast from Saturday Night Live (even Jack McBrayer works for Tina Fey) is fantastic. One pleasant surprise was from Gru's minions: they did not steal the show. Not that they should've- the little yellow guys were funny and entertaining, but one would expect from the previews they would ultimately be the best part of the film... and I'm happy to report that wasn't true.

Despicable Me is LOL funny throughout, warm, goofy, and will not disappoint. I'd say you're a despicable parent if you don't take your kids to see it immediately.


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