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The Big Screen Podcast: Steve Carell (Animated And In The Flesh)

by Stephen Becker 5 Jul 2013 5:00 AM

He plays a criminal mastermind in Despicable Me 2. And somehow, that character is nicer than the guy he plays in The Way, Way Back. Its writers and directors, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, stop by to explain how that’s possible.


Steve Carell’s got a pair of movies out this week, and we talk both of them. In the first segment, Art&Seek’s Stephen Becker and Dallas Morning News movie critic Chris Vognar review Despicable Me 2, a movie that doubles down on the cuteness and wins. Then it’s on to an interview with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, the writers and directors of The Way, Way Back. Which stars none other than … Steve Carell. Be sure to subscribe to The Big Screen podcast on iTunes. Stream this week’s podcast below or download it.

For a shortened version of our Despicable Me 2 review: