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!) 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. —IMDb
I've rewatched it about four times and still laugh at all those cheesy, funny bits. What's not to love about this movie?
Its heart is in the right place, but the physical humor just falls completely flat and the characters themselves are not really that likable. Its attempt at being "pixarish" is somewhat admirable, but still, it tries desperately to be funny when it just isn't (especially in the first third, whose stupidity is just offensive).
We've already got entries going on the two most interesting films opening today, Jacques Rivette's Around a Small Mountain (here) and
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