Despicable Me 2

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

More minions and romance make for a sweet, silly sequel.

PG 2013 98 minutes

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Based on 51 reviews

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Based on 140 reviews

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Despicable Me 2 : "Underware" Soundtrack is funny to hear

great movie for the whole family to enjoy Much funnier than the first one, Despicable Me 2 actually has me liking the second installation in a series much better than the original. A lot of sequels add in new characters. Some serve a purpose. Others not so much. This movie adds in new characters that are important. With funnier lines, funnier actions, and tons of minion madness, the movie has us focusing less on Gru's villainy, and more on the love life he never had.

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