• Anthony Piseno

Despicable Me - A Story of Unconditional Love

With Despicable Me available on Netflix I decided to give the animated film another watch. I loved it just as much as the first time I watched it. It is such a fun film with lots of laughs for both children and adults. The film is focused on an evil villain named Gru (Steve Carell) who has a change-of-heart when he meets three little girls Agnes (Elsie Fisher), Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), and Edith (Dana Gaier). It's a loving story with lots of entertainment especially coming from his little minions, literally called "Minions."

However, what I didn't realize was how the story focused on how people that were completely unrelated to each other could learn to love one another. The youngest girl unconditionally loves everyone from the beginning. Since the kids were in the foster system, it is likely none of them were actually related (besides the fact that they all look very different). Since I was raised by my stepmother, this is very relatable. Growing up we always loved each other like we were mother and son through blood. Seeing the film in this light adds a new dimension to it. Despicable Me is a touching film that carries much more value than most other recent animated pieces.

So, the next time your family gets together to watch a film give this one another go. It carries a strong message of unconditional love and it is funny, which is nothing short of amazing. This film works.

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