Despicable Me 2 2013

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(808) IMDb 7.6/10
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Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team at Illumination Entertainment create an all-new animated adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions.

Starring:
Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig
Runtime:
1 hour 38 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Despicable Me 2

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Animated, Comedy
Director Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig
Supporting actors Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier, Moises Arias, Nasim Pedrad, Kristen Schaal
Studio Universal Pictures
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sussman TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
For me this was a sequel which actually improves on the original. There was plenty of eye-popping visual inventiveness and some great laughs that were cross generational and kept the whole family entertained, The minions are as a adorable as ever, and in this production it was great to see that they got more centre stage billing and they do really deliver the goods with lots of minion mischief.
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73 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 July 2013
Format: DVD
I loved this movie and both my daughters loved it even more. It is AS GOOD as the first part, therefore this review follows the main lines of my review of the first "Despicable me". This review contains very limited SPOILERS.

1. Hilarity - Exactly as the first film, this sequel is HILARIOUS! There is hardly any 15 seconds in this movie that would not contain a really good gag, children or/and adult oriented. Whoever wrote the scenario was a genius!

2. Despicability - in this film Gru is a little bit different from what he was in the first part. He is no more so grumpy, mean, petty and permanently aggravated - he certainly smiles more and all his attitude softened. He remains however exactly as insecure as in the first film. That being said, there are moments in this film when the old Gru resurfaces, when his heart is broken or when somebody REALLY upsets him. His geriatric sidekick and only friend (well, kind of) doctor Nefario didn't take all this change easily and he has some trouble to adapt his evil laboratory to new tasks of producing jam and jelly... Gru's murderous (and toxic) dog/rat/wolverine/skunk like pet on another hand felt completely under the spell of the girls - but still gives a great show! The two "bad guys" are also excellent - which is a real achievement, considering that one of them belongs to species usually not associated with evil villainy...)))

3. Girl power - as in the previous film, I believe that any parent of little girls will fall immediately in love with Margo, Edith and Agnes, the three little orphaned sisters Gru adopted in the first part. Those seemingly defenseless creatures took him since under the sweet and soft but in the same time surprisingly totalitarian control little girls exercise over their fathers, adoptive or not...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
Refreshing to see an animation with some "normal" human behaviour not the usual over-slushy American sort. The plot is about an evil-minded villain attempting to take over the world and being stymied by Despicable-Me and his minions so nothing unusual there but it's the refreshing lack of vomit making sentimentality that makes it stand out from the crowd and make it a film that's fun to watch especially if you're a bit cynical - It appeals to all age groups not just children.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I totally agree with the other five star reviews here, this film is just so entertaining for kids and adults alike. Watched it over Christmas with the family (and several times since then), and as an in-law said, you could put this on repeat play and the family would just sit there and watch it over and over again. It's a film that just makes you laugh and feel so good. Is there any better sort?

The plot in short is that Gru gets recruited, somewhat reluctantly, into working with the Anti Villain League to help with a series of unsolved crimes. Along the way we are introduced to several new characters, notably El Macho, a mad 'guard chicken' and Lucy Wilde, the AVL agent assigned to work with Gru. I really like the way that Gru's and the three girls' characters have been developed since the last movie (Margo has her first crush!) and clearly much thought has been given with this. It certainly works.

For once, a sequel that is even better than the original, and bravo to the guys at Illumination Entertainment who have proved beyond doubt that they are not simply cynically exploiting the success of the earlier film. Roll on Despicable Me 3!
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By Tracey Stewart on 4 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
I'm not ashamed to say I love this film. A worthy sequel to the first one. Kristin Wiig is a fine addition to the voice cast and gets, or improvises, some great lines. I like the fact that it doesn't look like your usual run-of-the-mill animation and put this down to one of the key members being French. The characters and settings have a pronounced Gallic look which puts me in mind of many great French movies. There is more than a little Jacques Tati about Gru! Watch and enjoy.
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By Robert on 5 Sep 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This was the follow on from Despicable Me. Sequels do not always work, but this one does. Once again, the story line is solid and Gru's workers, the Minions, are even better than they were the first time around. The laughs come fast and furious, being set at two levels - one which young children will love, but at the same time at a higher level, which adults will laugh out loud at. It's a pity we have to wait until 2017, before Despicable Me 3 is planned to be released.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By L. Harris on 17 April 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Bought for 6year old who was down with chicken pox.She and her sibblings watched it 7 times in first week.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. G. Low on 4 July 2014
Format: DVD
GREAT FILM, KIDS LOVE IT, HAVE WATCHED IT SEVERAL TIMES AND NEVER GET BORED WITH IT.
ARRIVED QUICKLY AND GOOD PRICE.
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