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'Minions' has irresistible, wonky golden touch

'Minions' has irresistible, wonky golden touch

Who doesn't love the minions? Nominally devoted to evil but also, to borrow a phrase from Raymond Chandler, cute as lace pants, these capsule-shaped and overall-wearing creatures are so appealing that even those not wild about "Despicable Me" found them difficult to resist. But could these wacky wayfarers carry an entire movie on their own, or would they be doomed to eternal second-bananahood, relegated to supporting tacky villains who lacked their ineffable effervescence? Now "Minions" the movie is here, and the news is good. As written by Brian Lynch and directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, "Minions'" all-silliness all-the-time philosophy...

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