Despicable Me

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Despicable Me


Synopsis:

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 (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal’s new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me.

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 (second) greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

MPAA Rating: PG, for rude humor and mild action
Genre: Animation/Comedy
Runtime: 95 min
Cast (voices of): Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride, Miranda Cosgrove, Jack McBrayer, Mindy Kaling, Jemaine Clement and Julie Andrews
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin

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Filed in: Animation, Comedy, Featured • Monday, July 5th, 2010

Comments

This movie was mildly amusing, but I don’t think it’s appropriate for the under 8 crowd. There are three little girls who are orphans (we are not told how) featured in the story. They live in a cruel group home and even made to stay in a “box of shame.” They are then adopted by the “evil” Gru who is cured by his growing affection for them. I looked forward to this movie after hearing good things, but it was very mediocre.

 

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