- DIRECTED BY: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
- STARRING: Steve Carell, Jason Segal, Russel Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Julie Andrews
- RATED: PG
- OPINION STARS: 4.5 out of 5
- THIS FILM IS: Funny, Lighthearted, Imaginative
DESCRIPTION: Gru (voiced by Carell) is a despicable, deplorable, all-around bad guy who holds the title of the world’s No. 1 supervillain. But when nerdy little upstart Vector (Segal) pinches the Pyramid of Giza, Gru’s status sinks to No. 2. Hoping to regain his title, Gru concocts a dastardly plan to shrink and steal the moon, with the help of his yellow minions, the elderly Dr. Nefario… and three little orphan girls.
- VIOLENCE & GORE: 1/10
- UNSETTLING CONTENT: 1/10
- FOUL LANGUAGE: 0/10
- MATURE THEMES: 2/10
- SEXUALITY & NUDITY: 0/10
NOTE: Based on the story by Sergio Pablos. Despicable Me is a slapstick animated comedy featuring some of the most hilarious characters ever conceived. Those who watch it are pretty much guaranteed an hour and a half of pure, unadulterated, side-splitting fun. Carell and Segal are delightful as the villainous rivals, and the animation – full of odd shapes and settings – fits the story and offers plenty of visual appeal. Plus, the script is simply loaded with awesomeness. Just watch, listen, and see for yourself.
- FOR AGES 11+
“We stole the Statue of Liberty… the small one from Las Vegas.”