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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Gru (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Lucy (voice)
Benjamin Bratt ... Eduardo Pérez / El Macho (voice)
Miranda Cosgrove ... Margo (voice)
Russell Brand ... Dr. Nefario (voice)
Ken Jeong ... Floyd Eagle-san (voice)
Steve Coogan ... Silas Ramsbottom (voice)
Elsie Fisher ... Agnes (voice)
Dana Gaier ... Edith (voice)
Moises Arias ... Antonio Pérez (voice)
Nasim Pedrad ... Jillian (voice)
Kristen Schaal ... Shannon (voice)
Pierre Coffin ... Kevin the Minion / Bob the Minion / Stuart the Minion / Additional Minions / Evil Minions (voice)
Chris Renaud ... Additional Minions / Evil Minions / Italian Waiter (voice)
Nickolai Stoilov ... Arctic Lab Guards (voice)
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Storyline

While Gru, the ex-supervillain is adjusting to family life and an attempted honest living in the jam business, a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen. The Anti-Villain League decides it needs an insider's help and recruits Gru in the investigation. Together with the eccentric AVL agent, Lucy Wilde, Gru concludes that his prime suspect is the presumed dead supervillain, El Macho, whose his teenage son is also making the moves on his eldest daughter, Margo. Seemingly blinded by his overprotectiveness of his children and his growing mutual attraction to Lucy, Gru seems on the wrong track even as his minions are being quietly kidnapped en masse for some malevolent purpose. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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When the world needed a hero, they called a villain. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor and mild action | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Silas Ramsbottom shows Gru a video of a rabbit being injected with mutation serum, the name tag of the scientists in the video read "COFFIN" and "RENAUD" - a reference to directors Pierre Coffin and Christopher Renaud. See more »

Goofs

When Lucy is tazing Gru he drops his freeze ray but when it shows her trying to pick him up it is gone. See more »

Quotes

Gru: I'm a father now, with responsibilities, and a legitimate businessman. I'm developing a delicious line of jams and jellies.
Silas: [chuckles] Jams and jellies?
Gru: Oh, attitude. That's right! So thanks, but no thanks. And here's a tip: instead of tasing people and kidnapping them, maybe you should give them a call! Good day, Mr. Sheepsbutt.
Silas: Ramsbottom.
Gru: [chuckles sarcastically] Oh yeah, like that's any better.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening Illumination logo, two Minions say "Ta-da!" and fight over who gets to say it. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Despicable Me: Minion Rush (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Despicable Me
Written and Performed by Pharrell Williams
Produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes
Courtesy of Star Trak Entertainment/Interscope Records
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Better than the original!
21 June 2013 | by VisionofHopeSee all my reviews

It's not often that a hit animated film's sequel surpasses the original film. Despicable Me 2 is one of those rare cases. From the moment it appears on the screen to the end of the film, Despicable Me 2 is a fast paced, fun film that never ceases to be entertaining.

This film has you laughing quite often, contains humour that both kids and adults can appreciate, and had at least one moment that was worthy of clapping out loud to.

The character development is to be praised, as is the warmth and soul that Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud put into this film.

This film leaves you feeling joyful and satisfied and happy for the characters and the new direction their lives are taking.

This film is not to be missed and I can't recommend it enough.


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Release Date:

3 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$76,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,517,315, 7 July 2013

Gross USA:

$368,065,385

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$970,766,005
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