This scene in Despicable Me always makes me sad. Gru, one of the main characters in the movie, is a mean, unhappy man trying to become The Greatest Villain Of All Time. In the movie, a banker denies his request for financial backing for his latest diabolical scheme because his idea just isn’t good enough. That triggers this flashback to his childhood and all the times his ideas were dismissed by his mother. He never heard her approval. Ever.

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