Despicable Me

Genre:  Animation, Family
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: July 9, 2010
DVD: December 14, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 4.22
based on 1370 votes and 368 reviews
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Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Will Arnett, Danny McBride, Jack McBrayer, Julie Andrews, Dana Gaier

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 an army of mischievous little 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!).

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. That is, 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.

Director: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Janet Healey, Chris Meledandri, John Cohen
Screenplay: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Official Site: www.despicable.me

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  • 3 stars "It was cute and most of the characters were likable. The story on the other hand was sub-par: the moral dilemma was forced, the villain was non-threatening, the climax was unexciting, and the ending was predictable. Unlike most animated pictures nowadays, it's more for little kids and less for everyone."
  • 4 stars "Really cute...lots of laughs"
  • 5 stars "My daughter and I love this movie. It's great for kids and can keep adults entertained too..."