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Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Director:

Kyle Balda

Pierre Coffin

Eric Guilon

Starring:

Steve Carell

Kristen Wiig

Trey Parker

Plot:

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.

Review:

Gru, Steve Carell, and Lucy, Kristen Wiig, are working on getting into the groove of a married couple and in the case of Lucy a mom. Things of course are never easy and they get fired from the job they love. Then Gru finds out he’s got a twin brother and things go from there.

I freaking loved Balthazar Bratt, Trey Parker, as the villain. The 80s music and clothes, the mullet and balding spot at the top of his head, it was all perfect. So funny!

I didn’t like the Minions movie, but I thought this was a return to what made Despicable Me 2 so good. I really liked it and my daughter enjoyed it too.

4/5

The Big Short (2015)

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The Big Short (2015)

Director:

Adam McKay

Starring:

Christian Bale

Steve Carell

Ryan Gosling

Brad Pitt

Plot:

Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

Review:

So like all other Adam McKay movies there are a plethora of dick jokes and just a ton of crass humor…oh wait, that’s actually not true.

This was a great movie, it could have been hugely depressing and infuriating, and it kind of was, but I got to see some people stick it to the banks, so there was that. It’s honestly amazing that they were able to make a movie out of something so boring be so entertaining.

It’s a topic that hits home, that will probably anger me to my dying day, I lost not one but two jobs during this time, my husband lost his job, and my grandparents had their well earned retirement decimated. We did everything right, everything we were supposed to, and we were the ones that got fucked. The fact that just one person on Wall Street was jailed is disgusting and it says a lot about our government that they allowed it. Of course, it also says a lot about the people that we allowed the government to become what it is. It’s a vicious, depressing cycle that I wish someone smarter than I am would figure out a way to fix.

Anyway, sorry to go off topic, this movie was great. Highly recommend. Definitely going to read the book.

5/5

Despicable Me (2010)

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Despicable Me (2010)

Director:

Pierre Coffin

Chris Renaud

Starring:

Steve Carell

Jason Segal

Russell Brand

Plot:

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.

Review:

I’m not sure why but I didn’t like this one as much as the second. I should have. Part of why I liked the second one was how adorable Gru was with the kids and there was certainly this, but it just didn’t get me like it does in the sequel.

My daughter liked this one better. Well, she paid attention more with this one. She’s still little though so movies aren’t really her thing.

I wonder why they picked those names for the girls? Very old lady names, I wonder if that was on purpose?

Still really cute movie and evidently I can look forward to more in the future.

4/5

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Director:

Pierre  Coffin

Chris Renaud

Starring:

Steve Carell

Kristen Wiig

Benjamin Bratt

Plot:

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

Review:

Adorable. That’s Despicable Me 2 in one word.

I haven’t seen the first movie but I figured since it was a kids movie that wouldn’t be a problem. It wasn’t. I’m sure there were little things that I missed because of it but it didn’t make the movie any less cute.

Gru as an over protective father was funny. The minions were hilarious.

Loved it!

Now I need to see the first one.

5/5