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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Gru (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Lucy (voice)
Benjamin Bratt ... Eduardo / El Macho (voice)
Miranda Cosgrove ... Margo (voice)
Russell Brand ... Dr. Nefario (voice)
Ken Jeong ... Floyd (voice)
Steve Coogan ... Silas (voice)
Elsie Fisher ... Agnes (voice)
Dana Gaier ... Edith (voice)
Moises Arias ... Antonio (voice)
Nasim Pedrad ... Jillian (voice)
Kristen Schaal ... Shannon (voice)
Pierre Coffin ... Kevin the Minion / Bob the Minion / Stuart the Minion / Additional Minions / Evil Minions (voice)
Chris Renaud ... Additional Minions / Evil Minions / Italian Waiter (voice)
Nickolai Stoilov ... Arctic Lab Guards (voice)
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Storyline

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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When the world needed a hero, they called a villain. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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USA | France | Japan

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

3 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi villano favorito 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$76,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,517,315, 7 July 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$368,061,265

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$970,761,885
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Trivia

In Gru's entry hallway, the petals of a flower in a painting are the trefoil bio-hazard symbol. Other artwork displays "Poison Dart Frogs" and "Pirate Flags." See more »

Goofs

After El Macho finishes playing la cucaracha on the floor tiles so he can enter his secret lair, he ends 2-3 tiles from the entrance. There's a cut to a close-up of El Macho and he is only 1 floor tile away from the entrance. See more »

Quotes

Antonio: [suave] And my dream is to one day play video games for a living.
Margo: [romantically] Wow.
[chuckles]
Margo: You're so complicated.
Gru: Margo...
[the tweens look up and, once seeing Gru, Margo gasps in astonisment]
Gru: [attempts a smile] What is going on here?
Margo: Oh, Gru. Se llama, Antonio. Me llamo, Margo.
Gru: Me llamo-llama-ding dong.
[serious]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

During the opening Illumination logo, two Minions say "Ta-da!" and fight over who gets to say it. See more »

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Another Irish Drinking Song
Written by Storm DiCostanzo (as Greg DiCostanzo) and Paul Sabourin
Vocals Performed by Pierre Coffin
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Fantastic family fun, on par with the original
9 July 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee 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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