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Despicable Me 2

In this sequel, Gru's (voice of Steve Carell) efforts to give up his former despicable life and stick to his new parental duties are challenged when he is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help them capture a super criminal. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 99
Theater Release: 03 Jul 2013
Video Release: 10 Dec 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Despicable Me 2 Rated PG?


Violence: Children at a birthday play with dangerous items. A man sends his dog to pee on the neighbor’s plants. Characters exchange firepower and a man is shot with an electric shock gun. A driver hits a character (and an animal) with her car and later swerves wildly through a crowd. A man is kidnapped. Guns, knives and other weapons are used. A character is kicked in the crotch. Characters are injected with a serum that turns them into monsters. A character appears to be impaled with long needles. A man is hit in the head with a bat. Other characters are shot with a freeze gun that covers them in ice. One character is shot in the buttocks with a tranquilizer dart. A man threatens to launch a woman strapped onto a rocket into a live volcano.

Sexual Content: A man is seen sitting on a toilet. A minion is shown in his underwear. Later we see one minion’s bare buttocks when he strips to go swimming. Brief hugging and kissing are shown. Several rude jokes involving bodily functions are used in the script. A man makes a suggestive movie in a nonsexual situation. A man is shown in a tiny swimsuit.

Language: The script includes some brief rude comments and bathroom jokes.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink in social settings including a nightclub-looking facility.

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