Despicable Me 2

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Sweet animated sequel in which the never very wicked and now thoroughly reformed villain of the original film (voice of Steve Carell) teams with a secret agent (voice of Kristen Wiig) to identify the perpetrator of a crime of global significance and foil his plan for world domination. Along the way, romance blooms between the two partners, much to the satisfaction of our hero's three adoptive daughters (voices of Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher). Some potty humor aside, co-directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin's follow-up to their 2010 feature is a thoroughly endearing comedy that showcases the transformative power of both romantic love and family affection and provides morally suitable entertainment for all ages.

Watch out for: Occasional, mostly mild scatological humor, a few perilous situations.

Rated: A-I, general patronage; MPAA: PG, parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

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