This tip-top animation springs to entertaining life with its smashing story and super characters. Steve Carell is the star voice as would-be master criminal Gru.

His evil plan to steal the moon involves getting a shrink ray from his arch rival, Vector (Jason Segel). Gru adopts three orphaned girls to infiltrate Vector’s lair, but then finds he likes playing dad.

Full of fun, surprises, laughs and, of course, the delightful Minions, this movie for the whole family is a total joy and as inventive as it is offbeat.