Despicable Me

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You’d think being a super–villain would be loaded with perks — plenty of money, crazy inventions, wild schemes, hundreds of minions. But it has its drawbacks too, as bad guy Gru (Steve Carrell) learns in Despicable Me. He’s being one-upped by a newcomer who stole a pyramid, and finds his reputation is being downgraded. He hatches a new plan to steal the moon and get back on top, but his plan takes a turn as he adopts three orphan girls to help him achieve new depths of hilarious depravity.

ClearPlay In Action!

Despicable Me has plenty of comic mayhem, but ClearPlay gets most of its workout trimming some rude humor, such as a couple of bare cartoon rear-ends, scatological references and a gun that exudes gas (“I wanted a dart gun!”). There are some mild vulgarities that are cut from the PG movie as well. The ClearPlayed version is appropriate for all members of the family.

Are there redeeming qualities for a super-villain?…

The filmmakers are careful to give Gru a troubled past (he was never appreciated by his mother) and a heart that can be softened. But the Oscar-nominated movie (Best Animated Feature) is at its heartless best when Gru is snarky and semi-mean-spirited. Kids will love the rather playful evil minions. Adults will like most everything.

Marty Nabhan— ClearPlay Evil Genius

Rated PG for rude humor and mild action.;95 min;Directed By Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
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