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Despicable Me [2010] (2 discs)

Director:Chris Renaud
Pierre Coffin
Writer:Cinco Paul
Ken Daurio
Composer:Heitor Pereira
Pharrell Williams
Length:95 minutes
(1 hour 35 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Family
Sorting Tub:Delta
IMDB Rating:7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:81%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

Reaction: Very fun and great for the whole family.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Chris Renaud => Director / Dave the Minion (voice)
Pierre Coffin => Director / Mark the Minion / Bob the Minion / Tim the Minion / Stuart the Minion (voice) / Phil the Minion
Cinco Paul => Writer
Ken Daurio => Writer / Egyptian Guard (voice)
Heitor Pereira => Composer
Pharrell Williams => Composer
Dana Gaier => Edith (voice)
Danny McBride => Fred McDade (voice)
Elsie Fisher => Agnes (voice)
Jack McBrayer => Tourist Dad (voice) / Carnival Barker
Jason Segel => Vector (voice)
Jemaine Clement => Jerry the Minion (voice)
Julie Andrews => Gru's Mom (voice)
Ken Jeong => Talk Show Host (voice)
Kristen Wiig => Miss Hattie (voice)
Mindy Kaling => Tourist Mom (voice)
Miranda Cosgrove => Margo (voice)
Rob Huebel => Anchorman (voice)
Russell Brand => Dr. Nefario (voice)
Steve Carell => Gru (voice)
Will Arnett => Mr. Perkins (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Steve Carell describes Gru's accent as a cross between Ricardo Montalban and Bela Lugosi.
  • Gru's date of birth is 09.28.1960 as shown in the state adoption file on the computer. This makes him of about 9 years when the moon landing event happened.
  • Mr. Perkins, the boss at the Bank of Evil, has two tufts of pointy hair, possibly modeled on the "Pointy-Haired Boss" of Dilbert fame.
  • The producers only wanted comic improvisational actors in the cast, e.g. Steve Carell, Russell Brand, etc.
  • In his application to adopt the girls, Gru's first name is given as Felonious. In the Gru family tree, you can see Gru's mother's name is Marlina, and his father's name is Robert.
  • Will Arnett gained weight for the role of Mr Perkins because since he's playing a large, heavy-set man he thought it would improve his voicework.
  • The story of "Sleepy Kittens" was made into a tie-in board book that can be bought.
  • Gru tells Miss Hattie, in Spanish, that her face is "como un burro." This means "like a donkey."
  • WILHELM SCREAM: When Gru's mother kicks the punching bag and the karate instructor goes flying.
  • The directors actually wrote a language for the gibberish the minions speak throughout the film. They called it "minion-ese". Each word the minions speak in the film translates into an actual word.