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Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 2009
  • Betty Thomas
  • 84 mins
  • U

Summary

Part-animated adventure starring Justin Long and Jason Lee. Singing sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore have to put aside their glittering career to face up to the reality of studying. But they and their new musical rivals, The Chipettes, must put their pop prowess to use in order to save the school's music programme by winning a battle of the bands competition.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Chipmunk pop sensation Alvin and his brothers Simon and Theodore are back in this second big-screen adventure, but this time they have competition. As the boys start school without the support of their mentor Dave (Jason Lee), who's laid up in hospital, they have to face bullying, threats to their friendship and the popularity of upcoming girl band the Chipettes before coming to terms with their new responsibilities. The most successful element of this part-animated tale is the banter between the rival chipmunks - with Justin Long (Alvin) and Christina Applegate (Brittany) providing lively lead voices. It's a pity equal attention was not paid to the inane and rather irritating live-action characters. Still, even if there's little here for older viewers to enjoy, youngsters will love the slapstick action and catchy soundtrack. Be warned, though: some of the themes may cause sleepless nights for any children about to start a new school.

Credits

Cast

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Toby SevilleZachary Levi
Ian HawkeDavid Cross (2)
Dave SevilleJason Lee
Alvin SevilleJustin Long
Simon SevilleMatthew Gray Gubler
Theodore SevilleJesse McCartney
EleanorAmy Poehler
Jeanette MillerAnna Faris
Brittany MillerChristina Applegate
Aunt JackieKathryn Joosten
Ryan Kevin G Schmidt
XanderChris Warren Jr
BeccaBridgit Mendler

Crew

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DirectorBetty Thomas

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2009-12-18
Languages
English | French
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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