Despicable Me - Steve Carell
Despicable Me - Gru (Steve Carell) enjoys an amusement park © Universal Pictures

The film tells the story of one the world’s greatest villains who meets his match in three little girls.

Gru (Steve Carell) uses a freeze ray to get to the front of the line in Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s inaugural 3-D CGI feature.

The film is Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin. Voice artistes are Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Danny Mcbride, Miranda Cosgrove and Julie Andrews

Despicable Me – Official Lowdown


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.

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 – Theatrical release dates

US and Canada release July 9, 2010
UK release Oct 15, 2010

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Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online