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Overall B

Gru (voice of Steve Carell) is a super-villain who finds his despicable ways being challenged by three young orphans (voices of Margo Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher) that he adopts in order to carry out an evil plot.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B+
Substance Use A

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Despicable Me

How does the matron at the orphanage treat the girls in her care? Does she behave the same way with other adults? Do these kinds of depictions of social workers influence the way we perceive real people in these professions? How is the portrayal of the banker another example of negative stereotypes?

When Gru struggles to raise funds for his illegal enterprise, what do the children and his minion workers do? Are their actions aiding and abetting crime? What was the intent of their response? What might they have done instead?

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