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Our Saturdays are reserved for family movie nights. My daughter is at an age where she loves (and can sit through) movies. This is one event where we can laugh together and pig out on popcorn together! What was on the marquee for us this past weekend? Despicable Me.
The story is about Gru (Steve Carell), #1 Supervillian trying to keep his rank by plotting his biggest mission ever! Steal the moon. But stealing the moon is no easy feat when a younger, hungrier super-villian named Vector (Jason Segal) is giving Gru a run for his money. Gru encounters a trio of orphaned girls who unknowingly assist in accessing the most important part in his quest-steal the shrink ray from Vector.
You can’t help but to root for the bad guy in this film. Gru is evil but charming. Gru’s always dreamed about going to the moon but was subjected to an apathetic mother. Gru’s flashbacks of his mom belittling and dismissing his dreams were so sad to watch. I’m sure that there are adults out there who can relate to Gru and his (non) relationship with his mom. Note to self: Be your child’s number one fan.
Gru’s quest for his mom’s approval and being #1 Supervillian gets turned around when he becomes a single dad to Margo, Edith and Agnes. Gru and the girl’s lives change forever.
Despicable Me offers plenty of laughs, lessons, heart and fantastic animation. Steve Carell nails it as the lovable libertine and Russel Brand and Christine Wig were brilliant vocal co-stars. They were so convincing that I never once thought about the actors themselves. BTW, my daughter loved the peculiar army of charming Minions! I hope we’ll see more from them in the future.
Don’t wind up in the “Box of Shame”. Pick up Despicable Me on Blu-Ray or DVD. We love this movie!
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