by Liberty Belle
Why do I love thee so?
Haven’t actually watched the movie in probably a year. I have it so committed to heart that I didn’t think I missed it, until I loaned it to a friend.
Amazing one-liners like Agnes’ “its so fluffy!!!” Or the multitude of Gru’s snarky comebacks just make me smile. I first saw Despicable Me on Christmas Eve during a particularly depressing holiday season, and for some reason it pulled me out the doldrums.
I laughed, no I mean I laughed hard. I’m, always the laugh-er, never (until recently) the laugh-ee, and boy did it feel good to belly laugh (still does).
I was pretty beat up emotionally at the time and, ironically, was inspired by Gru’s villainous and empathy-free mentality. (However we all know it was simply a mask for some unresolved mommy issues which I won’t get into right now)
Yet, I was inspired, nay, motivated to get my “Gru” on! Now I am a full grown woman who typically doesn’t get all wrapped up in an animated motion picture, and here I was, categorizing my now memorized index file of Gru-isms I held near and dear to my heart.
I even knitted Gru apparel, for days when I needed reminding to Gru-up!
And the GIRLS….oh those three! How amazing are they? Margo’s mother hen, voice of reason but strong in her position to be in charge. Edith and her adorable laze-faire attitude and appreciation for the darker side of Gru (which I believe is when his cold-heart melted). Then there is Agnes, sweet, adorable Agnes. My son and I cannot eat a Cheeto without going thru the “Awww my caterpillar never turned into a butterfly” bit. We do it over and over and over (because Cheetos are amazing in their own right and who eats just one).
Lets not leave out Vector, the nerdy only child of a mind-numbing banker, who prides himself in his self re-invention; “I am VECTOR… I commit crimes with both DIRECTION and MAGNITUDE…OH YEAAAH”
Dr. Nefario….Gru’s well meaning but hard of hearing assistant. I’d hate to sit in his next job performance review, but creating a Fart Gun, or Boogie Robots…..RAD!
Lets not leave out Miss Hattie! Not sure if I just hate her or really HATE her. No, not sure, not even now. Why does a woman who hates girls….uh….run a home for girls? YIKES.
Last but not least, the minions! All of them (there are only 5 basic models with a handful of outfit and hair changes) I knitted a few of them as well…TIM, BOB, PHIL.
Who couldn’t use an army of Minions to do all your dirty work eh?
|minions want kisses!|
So there you have it, my take on Despicable Me.
I loved it; truly.
Every time I am faced with life’s scary shenanigans, I remember Gru. I can laugh at how he enjoyed torturing those girls at bedtime (I am the mother of a head strong 4 year old), but how much more he, despite his villainous job title, deeply loved them. I adore how they bonded so beautifully together and how they so perfectly filled a hole in each other’s hearts. They even had a… dog….Kyle.
Turns out he’s a good Dad!
Two thumbs up in my book!