What is it: A man who delights in all things wicked, supervillain Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to steal the moon. Surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons and war machines, Gru makes ready to vanquish all who stand in his way. But nothing in his calculations and groundwork has prepared him for his greatest challenge: three adorable orphan girls (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher) who want to make him their dad.
Why I should watch it: "Despicable Me" is a creative and original movie that every member of the family can enjoy. The jokes are funny without being too over-the-top or directed at either children or adults.
What's in it: "Despicable Me" is rated PG for rude humor and mild action. The movie is OK for ages 7+.
Fun tidbit: The directors actually wrote a language for the gibberish the minions speak throughout the film. They called it "minion-ese". Each word the minions speak in the film translates into an actual word.
What reviewers say: "I loved this movie. There is a little bit of potty humor, but also a lot of humor that adults and kids alike appreciate. The message of the movie is good, too." -sarah.k.hale2010
Where can I find it: "Despicable Me" is available on Amazon Instant Video and iTunes.