Director: Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Stars: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig
Complex co-sign: Steve Carell really needed this one. After his announcement that he’s leaving NBC’s The Office to make more sub-par comedies like Dinner for Schmucks and Date Night, dude was on our shit list. Yet, he saved himself with Despicable Me, a non-Pixar, 3D CGI success about an evil guy named Gru (Carell) and his plan to steal the moon. Carell layers Gru with tons of complexities, no easy feat in the world of voice-acting. Hopefully there will be a Despicable Me 2: The Return of Gru, but with our luck he’ll choose Another Dinner for Schmucks instead. We’ll keep his slot open on that shit list.