From the biggest animated franchise in history and global cultural phenomenon comes the untold story of one 12-year-old's dream to become the world's greatest supervillain. In the 1970s, Gru (Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them, with the backup of his followers, the Minions. When the Vicious 6 oust their leader, Gru interviews to become their newest member. It doesn't go well (to say the least), and Gru suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil.