Despicable Me - 2010

Movie Info

Rating: PG


Age-appropriateness: The notion of “evil” is primary to the plot. Evil deeds are seen as positive, in a comedic sense. Immature, slapstick comedy. Cartoonish violence.


Overview: When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. Lots of great conversation opportunities here: we see what misplaced ambition can lead to and the fact that anyone, no matter how evil, has a heart and can be loved.


Themes: evil, heroes, family, parenting, lifestyle change, ambition, performance improvement, comparison, identity

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After The Movie Discussion Guide

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Minute By Minute Guide

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