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Minions (2015)

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Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Scarlet Overkill (voice)
Jon Hamm ... Herb Overkill (voice)
Michael Keaton ... Walter Nelson (voice)
Allison Janney ... Madge Nelson (voice)
Steve Coogan ... Professor Flux (voice)
Jennifer Saunders ... The Queen (voice)
Geoffrey Rush ... Narrator (voice)
Steve Carell ... Young Gru (voice)
Pierre Coffin ... The Minions (voice)
Katy Mixon ... Tina (voice)
Michael Beattie ... VNC Announcer (voice)
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Sumo Villain (voice)
Dave Rosenbaum ... Fabrice (voice)
Alex Dowding Alex Dowding ... Royal Advisor (voice)
Paul Thornley ... News Reporter (voice)
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Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From the T-Rex to Napoleon, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the baddest of villains. Now, join protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart, and lovable little Bob on a global road trip. They'll earn a shot to work for a new boss, the world's first female supervillain, and try to save all of Minionkind from annihilation. Written by Universal Pictures

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

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Trivia

The movie's trailer also contained the scene where Kevin gets hit in the groin by the elderly Tower guard, but longer, showing that Kevin doesn't feel any pain from it (suggesting a lack of genitalia). See more »

Goofs

The ticket prices at the Tower of London were shown in decimal currency (and were too expensive for the time). The film is set in 1968, but the UK didn't adopt a decimal currency until 1971. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Minions. Minions have been on this planet far longer than we have. They go by many names. Dave, Carl, Paul, Mike- Oh, that one is Norbert. He's an idiot. They're all different, but all share the same goal:... To serve the most despicable master thru could find.
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Crazy Credits

The Universal Pictures fanfare is sung by Minions. One of them holds a note until he loses his breath and passes out on the Illumination Entertainment title card. See more »

Connections

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Vocal Performed by Pierre Coffin
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Cute but not Despicable.
9 July 2015 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

"Doesn't it feel so good to be bad?" Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock voice)

Well, I'm feeling "bad" because I just saw Inside Out, and Minions is no Inside Out. Inside Out is insightful about the emotions of a pre-adolescent girl, and all of us by extension, yet Minions is a sometimes cute, lightweight animation about goggled, puny pills who speak child-like gibberish that now and then throws in a discernible word like "boss." As for insight, there is little, like the little people themselves.

A "boss" is what the little travelers are searching for through history until they find permanence with the meanie of the Despicable franchise. The Minions want to serve the worst person in the world, a little like Republicans looking for a leading candidate in a crowded field. Although Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock voice) is a worthy candidate, no one can compete with Gru (Steve Carell).

Along the way of history, the best part of the film for me, they encounter notables like T-Rex and Napoleon, who suffer the danger of the little ones' benign benevolence, always tempered by their colossal ignorance. The funniest for me is their exposing Dracula to direct sunlight.

The most likable historical figure for me is the current Queen Elizabeth (Jennifer Saunders), whose toothy joie de vivre best exemplifies the light-hearted view of history fostered by directors Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin. The tour of London stereotypes, structures and people, is basic but welcome to this Anglophile.

The best insight into humanity is the child-like character of the minions themselves, whose anarchic behavior is not unlike that of most terrible two's.

My disappointment with Minions may stem from my being a language person frustrated by the animators' attempt to relay emotion and meaning, a la Chaplain and Wall-E, without words. These pill-shaped heroes don't do it for me except to say, "Well, at least I'm cute."


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Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$74,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$115,718,405, 12 July 2015

Gross USA:

$336,045,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,159,420,693
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