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Despicable Me 3 (2017)

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Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Gru / Dru (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Lucy (voice)
Trey Parker ... Balthazar Bratt (voice)
Miranda Cosgrove ... Margo (voice)
Dana Gaier ... Edith (voice)
Nev Scharrel Nev Scharrel ... Agnes (voice)
Pierre Coffin ... Minions / Museum Director / Additional Voices (voice)
Steve Coogan ... Fritz / Silas Ramsbottom (voice)
Julie Andrews ... Gru's Mom (voice)
Jenny Slate ... Valerie Da Vinci (voice)
Michael Beattie ... TV Show Host / Scar-Faced Man (voice)
Andy Nyman ... Clive the Robot (voice)
Adrian Ciscato ... Niko (voice)
Brian T. Delaney ... Commercial Announcer / Military Officer / Additional Voices (voice)
Katia Saponenko Katia Saponenko ... Niko's Mother (voice)
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Storyline

After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother-a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin's despicable footsteps-one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.

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Rated PG for action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Despicable Me 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,434,025, 2 July 2017

Gross USA:

$264,624,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,034,799,409
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SDDS | Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| Dolby Digital | Auro 11.1 | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby | 12-Track Digital Sound | Dolby Atmos | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The second Universal's animated film to gross a billion dollars worldwide, after Minions (2015). See more »

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When the giant Bratt robot collapses, we can see the L of the Hollywood sign leaning against the O. As Gru climbs up the robot, the L is now suddenly upright. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Agnes: [selling the Fluffy Unicorn] He's really good to snuggle with.
Gru: [after Agnes sell the Fluffy Unicorn; runs over to her] Agnes, what are you doing?
Agnes: Since you don't have a job, I just wanted to help.
Minions: Aww...
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Crazy Credits

The opening title is orange on the white background. The "E" in "ME" Spins into a "3" making into the title "DESPICABLE M3". See more »


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Bad
Written & Performed by Michael Jackson
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Feels More Like a Sitcom Than a Movie
9 July 2017 | by bkrauser-81-311064See all my reviews

As far as disposable sequels to kids films, Despicable Me 3 is pretty much on par with Cars 3 (2017). It's not a particularly memorable film nor can it really hold its own against something like The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) but at least it's not unpleasant. In-fact in may ways Despicable Me 3 is better than the original in that it improves its look-and-feel and provides a decent foil for once in the form of Trey Parker's Balthazar Bratt. Of course it's to the detriment of neutering the refreshing mean-spirited-ness of the original, but hey, at least you still got those Minions am I right? Despicable Me 3 catches Gru (Carell) and newly minted wife Lucy (Wiig) trying and failing to secure the world's largest diamond from the hands of Bratt our flamboyant 80's themed villain. Fired by the new head of the Anti-Villain League (Slate), Gru and Lucy discover he has a twin brother named Dru (also Carell) whom their parents separated at birth. With nothing on their plate, Gru, Lucy and the girls (Cosgrove, Gaier and Scharrel), travel to the Mediterranean coasts of Freedonia to meet Dru.

When the family lands in Freedonia, the movie descends into a series of fun but thematically incongruous vignettes. Gru bonds with his brother over Dru's desire to become a villain, Lucy fails, succeeds and fails again to become a mother figure to the three girls, Agnes, the youngest of the three tries to capture a unicorn, Balthazar Bratt sees his plans for world domination come to near-fruition and the Minions...well let's just say they have their own thing going as well.

About half of all this busy, busy, business works at least as far as furthering the plot. The fact that none of the film's insanity really coalesces into a compelling whole, only makes the film feel more like a mediocre sitcom episode than an actual movie. Yet as far as inspired moments of slapstick, Despicable Me 3 supplies a little bit more than is to be expected. One highlight involves Gru and Dru driving around the Freedonian countryside in a golden-plated mean machine while police follow while riding literal pigs. Parents will find these comedic bits more amusing than funny but the kids, the kids will be rolling up and down the aisles.

And isn't that what this movie is ultimately about? To provide entertainment to children? While I don't necessarily condone families watching kid's films for their own sake (and this one in particular is all over the map as far as messaging), there's not really all that much to object about here. Despicable Me 3 is at its core a thoughtless but entertaining jumble of sights, sounds and goofiness. Thankfully unlike your racist aunt, Illumination Entertainment has not used the Minions for nefarious purposes...at least not yet.


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