Despicable Me 2 - 2013
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 Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness. Gru has to learn how to balance his career with his family priorities. He navigates a dating relationship of his own while his daughters continue to mature and his work gets crazy busy.
Themes: evil, family, parenting, relationships/dating, heroes, work-life balance, justice, active listening, compassion, empathy
The Quick 3
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After The Movie Discussion Guide
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Minute By Minute Guide
Use this break down of the entire movie in addition to the “After the Movie” discussion guide. Great for repeat viewings.