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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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Gru / Dru (voice)
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Lucy (voice)
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Balthazar Bratt (voice)
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Margo (voice)
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Edith (voice)
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Agnes (voice)
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Gru's Mom (voice)
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Clive the Robot (voice)
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Niko (voice)
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Katia Saponenko ...
Niko's Mother (voice)
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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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Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi villano favorito 3  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,434,025, 2 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$264,547,975, 11 December 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$949,611,336, 20 August 2017
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Balthazar Bratt's name is probably a reference to actor Benjamin Bratt who previously voiced the villain, El Macho, from the previous film Despicable Me 2 (2013). See more »

Goofs

The one-eyed bartender is clearly missing the right eye but when he turns to his left and we see the right side of his face his right eye is open then when he turns back at the girls, his right eye is gone again. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Lucy Wilde: Let's get him.
Gru: Honey, he's my brother. We'll give him a 5 minute head start.
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References The Pirates of Penzance (1983) See more »

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Garota De Ipanema
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Feels More Like a Sitcom Than a Movie
9 July 2017 | by See 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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