Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me Synopsis
In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal’s new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me.
Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, 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.
The world’s greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.
Despicable Me Release Date
In Theaters July 9, 2010
Despicable Me Credits
Starring: Voices: Danny McBride, Jason Segel, Steve Carell, Will Arnett, Julie Andrews, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Jack McBrayer
Written by: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul
Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Produced by: John Cohen, Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri
MPAA Rating: [ PG ]
Distributor: Universal Pictures
External Info: Despicable Me Official Website
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