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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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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More minions. More despicable. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | France | Japan

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

3 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Despicable Me 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$76,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,517,315, 7 July 2013

Gross USA:

$368,065,385

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$970,766,005
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the Minions calls the 21 fart gun salute for Dr. Nefario by saying "Pado," which is the Hindi word for fart. See more »

Goofs

Eduardo's pet chicken, Pollito, is being referred to by male pronouns, even though "he" is clearly a "she", as he lacks the big tail of roosters. See more »

Quotes

Lucy: [calmly] Don't worry about me, Gru! I'll be fine. I have survived lots worse than this...
[frantically]
Lucy: Okay, that's not entirely true, I'm actually kind of freaking out up here!
Gru: Don't worry, I will get you out of this!
[They both freeze when they see Pollito approach the remote control. They both gasp. Pollito narrows his eyes, then pecks the remote button]
Gru: [morosely] I *really* hate that chicken.
[the rocket launches]
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the first half of the end credits, three minions - Kevin, Stuart, and Bob - hold auditions for Minions (2015). See more »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Sailor Moon (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I Swear
Written by Gary Baker, Frank J. Myers (as Frank Myers)
Performed by Pierre Coffin
Produced by Ali Dee
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Better than the original!
21 June 2013 | by VisionofHopeSee all my reviews

It's not often that a hit animated film's sequel surpasses the original film. Despicable Me 2 is one of those rare cases. From the moment it appears on the screen to the end of the film, Despicable Me 2 is a fast paced, fun film that never ceases to be entertaining.

This film has you laughing quite often, contains humour that both kids and adults can appreciate, and had at least one moment that was worthy of clapping out loud to.

The character development is to be praised, as is the warmth and soul that Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud put into this film.

This film leaves you feeling joyful and satisfied and happy for the characters and the new direction their lives are taking.

This film is not to be missed and I can't recommend it enough.


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