When I first saw the trailers for Despicable Me, I didn’t have high hopes. I mean, the trailers didn’t really give much of an indication of what it would be like, which is one of my pet peeves, plus the ad campaign started a million years before the movie. My dad, on the other hand, was super excited. He was constantly quoting the “It’s so fluffy” line. I think his enthusiasm was infectious, because when it did finally come out, I was disappointed that I didn’t get to see it right away.
Anyway, I did eventually see the movie, and I loved it. I thought the minions would be annoying and that Steve Carrell couldn’t possibly pull off the goofy accent. I was wrong on both counts. The minions were hilarious (I love it when they bring the little girl the unicorn made out of a toilet brush, an ice cream cone, and an egg), and the goofy accent totally worked for me.
Basically, the plot is that Gru (Steve Carrell) is a super villain who wants to steal the moon. In order to do so, he has to first get his hands on a shrink ray. To do this, he has to steal it from Vector’s (Jason Segel) all-but impenetrable house. Gru decides to adopt three little orphan girls after seeing them get into Vector’s house by selling him cookies. I don’t think this is really a spoiler because I imagine you could see it from a mile away, but he totally falls in love with the three little girls and finds out that he is a much better dad than he is a super villain.
Steve Carrell is obviously the best part of the movie, but the three little girls nearly steal the show out from under him. The best parts are definitely when the four of them are together. Julie Andrews was a delightful surprise as Gru’s totally nasty mother. What really makes this movie work for me are all the little details, like Gru’s creepy house and how the minions all have common, everyday names.
For this movie, I chose Sinful Colors Unicorn. For anyone who has seen the movie, they will understand how perfect this is. Not only is little Agnes completely obsessed with unicorns (they are fluffy after all), but this color perfectly matches the color of Gru’s minions.
As for the polish itself, I wasn’t thrilled with it. In the bottle, it’s a nice enough yellow, but I feel like it’s a little mustardy on my nails. It doesn’t help that I have a yellowish tint to my skin. I think that I would have liked it a little better if there was any sort of a shimmer to it, since I do love a shimmer. It was just a little plain Jane to me. This was three coats, but I might have squeaked by with only two.
And in case you were wondering, any time Despicable Me is mentioned around my dad, he still says the “It’s so fluffy!!” line. ~E