Despicable Me

Movie • 2010 • Animation  

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Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.
This movie contains 18 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
190 supporters
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thespianscreed
The main character's dog survives; but the same character implies he has killed his neighbor's dog offscreen.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is an animal sad?
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jamieblazej
The elephant in the laboratory towards the beginning looks sad before it gets shrunk by the shrink ray.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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jamieblazej
Gru’s mother is verbally abusive to him, both in flashbacks and in present day
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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JoshuaBirger
They think a girl is squished with a spiked door a there was a red liquid under the door but it turned out to be a punctured juice box.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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TFMD
The woman who runs the orphanage neglects and abuses the children (eg. making them stay in a cardboard "box of shame" as punishment). Also, we see in flashbacks that Gru's mother was (and still is) verbally abusive to him; apparently this influenced him to become a villain.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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A bird is shot in the beginning of the movie
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Are animals abused?
113 supporters
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TFMD
Gru hits the monster "dog" against walls etc while trying to get it to stop biting him. A shark is punched in the face. Squid and piranhas are shot out of guns as weapons.
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lovelyraincoat
There are taxidermy animals briefly shown
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Does a cat die?
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lovelyraincoat
There is a taxidermy lion, dog, cat, and mouse shown in a scene.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Nebulacat
Spider-like robots but no real spiders.
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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TFMD
A little girl holds her breath and turns red during a tantrum. She falls over as if she passed out from lack of air, but we see her acting normal again a second later.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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lovelyraincoat
The main character is shot with a lot of weapons and emerges from a divet covered in soot, but no fire.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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9VaniaStein9
Gru dresses up to pose as a dentist, but he doesn’t operate on anyone, nor are they in any medical setting.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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lovelyraincoat
Not explicitly but the main character (and some other characters) are cartoonishly hurt very badly
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TFMD
There are some precarious scenes of almost-falling but nobody actually dies.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
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pepethefrog88
the gorls
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Does a kid die?
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ProfessorProcyon
They don't die, but there are three children that are harmed a few times.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Family
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The three girls are kidnapped by Vector. No harm come to them though
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Does a parent die?
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TFMD
There are three orphan girls who are main characters in the film. Their situation is sad (they live in a lonely, cruel orphanage at the start) but we never learn anything about who their parents were or what happened to them, so the loss of their parents isn't a big focus.
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Does someone cheat?
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ProfessorProcyon
There's also a book belonging to three children that was apparently destroyed offscreen, but this was later replaced.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Nebulacat
Gru feels nauseous and gags after going on the roller coaster but doesn't vomit.
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Does someone spit?
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TFMD
A scientist makes a "fart gun" that makes fart noises and emits clouds of smelly brown gas
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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9VaniaStein9
No, but Gru dresses up to pose as a dentist.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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jamieblazej
No, but one of the minions starts to panic when him and a few other characters are trapped in a room
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Also when Gru is in a shrinking plane at one point and screams about how it's too claustrophobic for him etc.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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TFMD
Brief scene with rows of flashing lights as they go through a tunnel in an amusement park ride.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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TFMD
Fat people are used for physical comedy several times, especially in the first scene.
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TFMD
Gru's mother shows a photo album to the young girls, including a picture of Gru as a child with long hair and "feminine" clothing. They agree that he "looks like a girl" and laugh at him.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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lovelyraincoat
One of the minions (male voiced with masculine names) dresses as a woman to pass as a human family, but it's not revealed comedically or addressed by any of the characters. The main character is later shown dressed like a girl as a child and laughed at.
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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TFMD
Some minor crashes where cars swerve and graze walls/buildings. Nobody is hurt.
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Does a plane crash?
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TFMD
A spaceship crash-lands, but nobody is hurt.
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Anonymous
In the opening the tourist’s bus hits a shepherd
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Violence
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pepethefrog88
gru gets nuked by vectors house security
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Is there blood/gore?
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TFMD
There is a possibly frightening moment when a little girl goes inside a box lined with spikes; the door is shut and a pool of red liquid leaks out from under the door. A moment later it's revealed that one of the spikes punctured her juice box and she is unhurt.
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Does someone drown?
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TFMD
Near the beginning, the TV news shows guns being fired. Those are the only realistic guns, but throughout the film there's violence from gun-like weapons, like cannons/missile launchers, a gun that freezes its target in ice, and guns that fire squid or piranhas.
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