Despicable Me

Synopsis: 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, 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.
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 40 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

And I will be the greatest villain of all time!

That's what I'm talking about.


Hello, Gru?

I've been crunching some numbers,

and I really don't see how we can afford this.

It can't be done. I'm not a miracle worker.

Hey, chillax.

I'll just get another loan from the bank.

They love me!

Edith, stop it!

What? I'm just walking.

- Hi, Miss Hattie. We're back.

- Hi, Miss Hattie. We're back.

Hello, girls!

Anybody come to adopt us

while we were out?

Let me think.


Edith! What did you put on my desk?

A mud pie.

You're never gonna get adopted, Edith.

You know that, don't you?

- Yeah, I know.

- Good.

So, how did it go, girls?

Did we meet our quotas?

Sort of.

We sold 43 mini-mints, 30 choco-swirlies,

and 18 coco-nutties.


Well, you say that like it's a great sale day.

Look at my face!

Do you still think it's a great sale day?

Eighteen coco-nutties.

I think we can do a little better than that,

don't you?


We wouldn't want to spend the weekend

in the Box of Shame, would we? No.

- No, Miss Hattie.

- No, Miss Hattie.

Okay, good. Off you go.

Go clean something of mine.

- Hi, Penny.

- Hi, Penny.

Hi, guys.

Hello, Mom. Sorry, I meant to call, but...

I just wanted to congratulate you

on stealing the pyramid.

That was you, wasn't it?

Or was it a villain who's actually successful?

Just so you know, Mom,

I am about to do something

that's very, very big, very important.

When you hear about it,

you're going to be very proud.

Good luck with that. Okay, I'm out of here.

Gru to see Mr Perkins.

Yes, please have a seat.

That's one small step for man,

one giant leap for mankind.

Ma, someday I'm going to go to the moon.

I'm afraid you're too late, Son.

NASA isn't sending the monkeys any more.


I'm applying for a new villain loan.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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