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A valuable lesson from an unlikely source

The children's movie "Despicable Me" has good advice for adults, too

When my 3-year-old sees a movie he likes, he wants to watch it again and again and again. So over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of watching “Despicable Me,” at press time, at least 10 times (by the time you read this, that number has surely doubled).

It’s about Mr. Gru, a villain (not really, he’s quite endearing), who makes a living out of stealing very large, seemingly unstealable things. His career is beginning to stale, and he really needs to do something that makes big headlines to regain his worth as a villain, all the while competing with a much younger, savvier villain. Through hard work, support from his team of little yellow robots and his right-hand man, Dr. Nefario, and love from his adopted family, [SPOILER ALERT] he finds success—of course, with many bumps along the way.


Cathleen Flahardy

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