Despicable Me 2010

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Computer-animated children's comedy about an arch-criminal who has a change of heart. Trying to outdo his main rival Vector (voice of Jason Segel), serial villain Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to steal the moon, aided by his army of genetically altered corn pops. About to set his dastardly plan in motion, and bristling with his arsenal of freeze-rays and sci-fi gadgetry, all goes according to plan until the arrival at his door of three little orphan girls, Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Agnes (Elsie Fisher) and Edith (Dana Gaier), in search of a father figure.

Starring:
Jack McBrayer, Jemaine Clement
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

Despicable Me

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Jack McBrayer, Jemaine Clement, Danny R. McBride, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Jason Segel, Julie Andrews, Steve Carell, Will Arnett
Director Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Genres Comedy
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK
Rental release 21 February 2011
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Jack McBrayer, Jemaine Clement, Danny R. McBride, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Jason Segel, Julie Andrews, Steve Carell, Will Arnett
Director Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Genres Comedy
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK
Rental release 21 February 2011
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Jack McBrayer, Jemaine Clement, Danny R. McBride, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Jason Segel, Julie Andrews, Steve Carell, Will Arnett
Director Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Genres Comedy
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK
Rental release Currently unavailable
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By The Bard on 19 Mar 2011
Format: DVD
I have watched every big cartoon film for the last 25 years ( foster carer ) and this is without doubt the funniest, best story line and best produced to date . Any cartoons after this will have to be something truly special to even come close!!!
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108 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Darth Maciek TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Jan 2011
Format: DVD
I loved this movie and my 10 y.o. daughter loved it even more. It is so good, that I hardly know where to begin - so I tried to put the whole review in four points, mentioned in the title:

1. Hilarity - IT IS HILARIOUS! REALLY! 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 - the main character, Gru, is really a delight to watch: ugly, grumpy, mean, petty, vengeful, scheming, permanently aggravated and wholeheartedly devoted to the cause of evil - and in the same time incredibly insecure, convinced deep in his heart that he is a looser and haunted by the every day stronger feeling of the impending doom, for him and his evil army. I believe also that even his name is a kind of evil double entendre: it is obviously an abbreviation of "gruesome" but GRU was also, during the Cold War, the name of Soviet Army military intelligence, in charge particularly of assassinations abroad. In some James Bond movies GRU appeared under the name of Smertch. It gives a particular flavor to Gru, considering that his character is clearly inspired by some of the supervillains from James Bond franchise. His geriatric sidekick (and only friend - well, kind of) doctor Nefario and his murderous dog/rat/wolverine/skunk like pet (even after two viewings of this movie the jury is still out in my house on the question "what is this animal?") give also a great show!

3. Girl power - any parent of little girls (I have two) will fall immediately in love with Margo, Edith and Agnes, the three little orphaned sisters Gru adopts.
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51 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Paul Ward on 21 Feb 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Not one for controversy, but Shrek... who? Toy Story... yawn.
Being a man of a certain age and having too many children aged between 5 and 22, I tend to measure the success (or otherwise) of films by the number of times it's referenced by the younger members of the household and how certain lines have become a part of everyday conversations... and this one has already taken a spot in the top 10.
It has everything: great main 'evil' character, Gru (Steve Carell), kids with attitude (the smallest, Agnes, is terminally cute - check out her cheek drums and her reaction to losing her toy unicorn to a wayward laser), hilarious 'Baddie' (and probably most quotable character)- Vector (voiced by the brilliant Jason Segel), an out-of-character but nonetheless entertaining Russell Brand as a senile, almost deaf, mad scientist. Even the small part played by Julie Andrews (as Gru's mum) is worthy of mention (behind every evil supervillain, there's a mother who... well, let's just say she wouldn't be selected to play the part of a singing nun!)... and yes, there are the minions. One of the funniest and most original animated characters I've ever seen (and who ever thought of the individual names is a genius!).
A final thought (Light Bulb!) - what happened to the merchandising? As far as I can tell, there're a few over-priced minions available and very little else. Lego versions of Gru's house, car and aircraft along with mini Lego minions? Or how about Vector's house with its shark tank?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jason Gaston TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Nov 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Long long ago, in the times of betamax and vhs kids films where always a bit............pooh!! Then in the 80's you had the likes of E.T, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future etc which brought kids films to the mainstream. Now when your in the queue to watch the likes of Ice Age or Toy Story you will often see young teenagers, men and women in there 30's n 40's WITHOUT kids! Despicable me like many of the new wave of "kids films" is fantastic and has that everyman appeal. If you like Megamind, Toy Story, Ice Age, How to Train your Dragon etc then this is a movie for you. If you don't already know the plot its a super bad "despicable" man who ends up having 3 kids living in his hideout. Now Im sure you can guess the end result but the ride to get there is fantastic. The smallest of the kids (Agnes) has THE cutest face and voice of any character (up to and including Boo from Monsters Inc). Gru (the despicable one) has a legion of little helpers called minions, these contribute to some hilarious scenes.

Onto the Extras:
Well I am pleased to say on this Blu Ray you are really spoiled, not only do you get the usual behind the scenes clips but you also find out about the musical side of things (who woul have though Pharell would be involved) but the best part is the 3 mini movies all featuring the minions! All I can say is you will never say Banana in a normal voice ever again.

The movie is amazing and the mini movie "Banana" is just as good! Just today I clicked on [...] and checked and oh yes Despicable me 2 is in the making!

Buy this and you wont regret it........................Ooooooh Banana!!!
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