A touching story about a mad scientist(Steve Carell) and orphans ensures that these "Despicable Me" quotes are just as wonderfully imaginative. As far apart on the spectrum of humanity as can be, an evil inventor and three kind little orphans manage to find common ground that's built on opposing hilarious viewpoints. Deepen your smile lines as you take in these amusing and heart touching lines:
"When we got adopted by a bald guy, I thought this'd be more like 'Annie'." What better storybook ending could an orphan girl hope for than the one in "Annie"? The little girls had expectations from the land of fiction but in the real world they're willing to lower the bar so Gru can make it over. Of course they'll raise it as time goes by but for now the girls realize what they're working with and can help with his limitations. "Despicable Me" has a core of love while the fruit around the core is going to take some time to ripen.
"That book was accidentally destroyed maliciously." Anyone who's known the mental anguish of reading a child's favorite book for the two hundredth time can identify with the urge to punt the book into the closest trashcan. On one hand you're happy the kid love to read, on the other hand your nightmares are plagued with fluffy rabbits or rhyming sentences that stick in your head so deeply not even therapy will exorcise them out. "Despicable Me" shows a keen insight into the adult's mind and the horrors of children's literature.
"It's so fluffy, I'm gonna die!" With this one line Agnes, one of the three orphan girls, sums up an entire history of adults having to watch children around pets. The hugs of kids that are aimed at anything furry, especially the family pets, end up being filled with so much love that it lands strongly on the side of strangulation. After Gru wins her the stuffed Unicorn by demolishing a skill game, Agnes is overwhelmed by her new prize and bursts with an overload of emotion. It's an incredibly cute line that matches the intensity of the scene. "Despicable Me" finds the heart in every situation.
"I'm afraid you're too late, son. NASA isn't sending the monkeys anymore." With this statement, Gru's mindset gets exposed to the audience in one fell swoop. With a mother that he was never quite good enough for, Gru turned to the world in "Despicable Me" for the attention he lacked, creating a monster. "Despicable Me" humanizes him by opening up his childhood and helps explain his actions towards his young wards.
"These are kittens! Any relation to persons living or dead is completely coincidental." Gru isn't aligned just yet with how children transfer themselves onto the world to make it understandable so his statement that often prevents law suits in television is a bit heavy handed but understandable. Kids identify with kittens and puppies as they're both children and both at the mercy of the world while Gru sees them as another thing to pick up after. "Despicable Me" shows that Gru is still a bit apart from the parental figure the kids need but he's coming around.