Directors: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Rated: PG for rude humor and mild action
Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, Miranda Cosgrove
Parent Concerns: Universal's new animated comedy follows Gru (Carell), a dedicated supervillain, so there's naturally a lot of weapons and revenge gags, as well as some very mild language like "suckers," "poop" and "loser." Of more concern to families with adopted children (and I say this because it was specifically pointed out to me by a adoptive mother after the screening) is the way adoption and orphanages are portrayed. Gru adopts three orphaned girls for a selfish reason and later returns them to their uncaring orphanage, but no worries, in the end everyone winds up happy.