Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud,  ‘Despicable Me’ is a 3D animated family comedy released by Universal Pictures, and Illumination Entertainment Studios. The movie employs the wonderful voice talents of : Steve Carell (Gru, Supervillian #2), Jason Segel (Vector, Supervillian#1), Russell Brand (Dr. Nefario), Julie Andrews (Gru’s Mother), Will Arnett (Vector’s Father), Kristen Wiig (Miss Hattie,Orphanage Headmistress), Miranda Cosgrove (Margo, Oldest Orphan Girl), Dana Gaier (Edith, Second Orphan Girl), and Elsie Fisher (Agnes, Youngest Orphan). The film was written by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul.

Set to modern day, we follow Gru(Carell), a supervillian who plots against his nemesis(Segel), with the help of his trusted sidekick Dr.Nefario(Brand). In order to follow through on said evil plans, he needs to adopt three orphan girls from a nearby orphanage. Kristen Wiig (of SNL) is hilarious as the Headmistress of the orphanage . Margo(Cosgrove), Edith(Gaier), and Agnes(Fisher) are sweet, adorable little girls who just want to be adopted by parents who love them. Just as you may guess, Gru is not warm and fuzzy, thus resists the charms of the girls. But, he does warm up after a while. Vector(Segel), is your typical spoiled, rich kid, geek who was obviously not given enough attention.Vector is fun to watch though!  Dr.Nefario’s lab created minions steal the show, and are such an utter delight to watch.

Since most of the characters have accents, it was hard for me to place the actors behind the voices. The animation was just great. I have to admit, I did not want to see this film. The only reason for this was the fact that there are other movies I wanted to see first, and I don’t go to the movies nearly as often as I would like to. My daughter is older now, and frankly, I was surprised she wanted to see a “kid” film. However, I am very happy I went to see this film. The movie will make you laugh, regardless of your age, and there are not many films that can do that.