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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Cinco Paul (screenplay by), Ken Daurio (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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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 house is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal 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 (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier), and Agnes (Elsie Fisher). Written by Universal Pictures

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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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Trivia

Mr. Perkins, the boss at the Bank of Evil, has two tufts of pointy hair, possibly modelled on the "Pointy-Haired Boss" of Dilbert fame. See more »

Goofs

When Vector is seen on the moon he is visibly wearing a helmet presumably to provide oxygen. However, in the vacuum of space he would also need a pressure suit to prevent his blood from boiling and lungs exploding. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tourist: Excuse me, sir, is there a commode?
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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 »

Alternate Versions

When the movie aired on Freeform, a large portion of the spaceship carnival game was cut. See more »


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Despicable Me
Written and Performed by Pharrell Williams
Produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes
Courtesy of Star Trak Entertainment/Interscope Records
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A LAUGH RIOT! ( Will watch it again)
10 July 2010 | by viki_smartySee all my reviews

Despicable me is Simply Hilarious. This Movie is not just for kids, Adults are going to enjoy it even more. The youngest girl in it is sooooooo cute. Also the Small yellow minions simply adorable and so funny. The entire hall was laughing through out the movie.

The plot is very interesting to keep you engrossed throughout the movie.It is not a very original plot but has the very humorous dialogs and acts.

Steve Carell's is SIMPLY amazing, he is funny in a very different way...he is the king of the awkward embarrassing insulting type of comedy. You can't help but remember Steve carell's during some of the dialog deliveries.

One of the funniest animation movie. Definitely Worth Watching twice.


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USA | France | Japan

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

Gross USA:

$251,513,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$543,113,985
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| (ABC Family print) (TV)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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