A criminal mastermind adopts three girls to use in his most recent scheme, but soon realizes their love may be changing him for the better.
Despicable Me (2010)
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio
Starring Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand,
Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, Miranda Cosgrove,
Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Julie Andrews
Despicable Me is a hilarious family comedy with a heartwarming message about love and family. Universal clearly scored a hit with this franchise builder, which is filled with in-jokes and memorable lines, as well as funny characters.
First of all, the idea of a competing league of supervillains is brilliant and I can't believe it hadn't been done before. Steve Carell brings the character of Gru to life with gusto, providing a unique Russian-like voice for him. Gru's transformation from evil criminal mastermind to caring father is fun to watch and will bring a smile to your face. That, coupled with the hilarious back-and-forth between Gru and Jason Segel's character Vector, makes Despicable Me one of the best animated films of the decade so far.
Overall, this film is fun for all ages and has something for everyone. It's funny, it's endearing, and it's even dramatic at times. It definitely comes recommended and I'm sure it will only get better upon repeated viewings.