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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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Superbad. Superdad. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In Gru's lair, the NBC logo can be seen on the top of the Jumbotron. The newscast in the beginning is identified as MSNBC. Universal, NBC's parent company, is the studio who released this film. See more »

Goofs

During the roller coaster scene, the cart which Gru rides in has a safety bar before he gets on, but it's missing when he gets off. See more »

Quotes

Gru: We stole the Statue of Liberty...!
[the minions cheer]
Gru: ...the small one, from Las Vegas!
[the cheers stop]
Gru: I won't even mention the Eiffel Tower... also Vegas.
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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

Spoofs Animal House (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Wild Ride!
10 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

If Warner Brothers and Disney Animation Studios had ever had a baby they might have named it Illumination. The machine behind "Despicable Me" takes the wacky bits from old school cartoons and applies 21st century animation technology to produce a hip and well articulated masterpiece. From start to finish, the film was absolutely captivating and sophisticated with an engaging narrative and imaginative characters.

All of the characters were well-voiced, but I found Jason Segal's "Victor/Vector" villain particularly inspired. The little yella fellas were uniformly charming and I expect they'll probably have their own aisle in toy stores very soon. Carell's crazy villainy was perfectly tuned, as was Julie Andrews whose new voice adds a delightful note as the Despicable mother. The juvenile vocals brought both sass and sweetness to the story, and Kristen Whiig was smarmy in a distinctly southern way.

The humor is rich, with winks at classic cinema like "Taxi Driver", "Apollo XIII", and others. The Bank of Evil is staffed by former Lehman brothers execs, and recurring motifs and jokes create a comic continuity that is sustained through the credits. "Dispicable Me" was my second choice, but now I'm very happy was running a little late this evening.


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