Despicable Me | reviewed by: Gerry Carey | December 28, 2011
entertainment value
Despicable Me subverts the superhero/children's animation genres with a fun tale of a struggling villain, and the kids that soften his heart
genre Animation | Comedy | Family
synopsis In a happy suburban neighbourhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbours, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) to prove to his Mum that he is better than the other super-villains, especially the new kid on the block, Vector.Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze guns 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.
lead actors Steve Carell | Jason Segel | Russell Brand | Julie Andrews | Kristen Wiig | Miranda Cosgrove | Dana Gaier | Elsie Fisher | Pierre Coffin | Chris Renaud | Jemaine Clement | Jack McBrayer | Danny McBride | Mindy Kaling | Rob Huebel | Ken Jeong | Will Arnett
director Pierre Coffin | Chris Renaud