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Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Directed by Pierre Coffin,  Chris Renaud

Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Russell Brand




A master criminal has stolen a top secret research lab so the AVL (Anti Villain League) recruit Gru to help find the culprit because who else would be better than a villain to catch a villain.


The film centres around Gru working as a spy for the AVL while at the same time his relationships with his adopted children and women as potential mother figures.

The film has plenty of laugh out loud moments but these don’t really come from the main character of Gru. The minions make this film so much so that it could have just been about them. It doesn’t matter that they don’t speak in English and you don’t know what they are saying because that sort of makes them even funnier. These little guys are becoming my favourite animated characters of all time. The witty one liners and the singing in the film will get you laughing every single time they are on screen.



The film as a whole wasn’t the best when it came to storyline but the minions made the film very enjoyable and will make you quote bits forever more. Probably not worth a cinema visit but do check this film out when it is released to Buy or rent.


TheFriedGold rating – 6/10 – the minions were the stars



Film Fact

Look out for the minions in their own feature film in 2014 which will take place before they met Gru




Bridesmaids (2011)

Directed by Paul Feig

Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dawd




A childhood friend is getting married and Annie wants to be the best maid of honour possible. However things don’t go to plan when a new friend of the bride tries to out do everything she is planning to become a battle of the best.

This is a full out comedy for the female viewer. I sort of expected what i was going to get although I thought it was going to be a lot funnier than it actually was. You do get some real cringe moments but the film just didn’t live up to the hype that I expected. The best thing in it was Chris O’Dawd but he wasn’t even that funny in the film.



If you are a man and haven’t seen this i would say you could easily never see this film. For the ladies I’m sure you will find parts of this really funny and disgusting at the same time. For me I can probably say I will ever watch this again, just wasn’t for me.

TheFriedGold rating – 1.5-5



Film Fact

Bridesmaids is the highest grossing R-rated female comedy of all time in the domestic box office, edging out Sex and the City.