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Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

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Three musical chipmunks are discovered by an aspiring songwriter and wants to become famous by using their amazing singing abilities.

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Tim Hill

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Jon Vitti (screenplay), Will McRobb (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lee ... Dave
David Cross ... Ian
Cameron Richardson ... Claire
Jane Lynch ... Gail
Justin Long ... Alvin (voice)
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Simon (voice)
Jesse McCartney ... Theodore (voice)
Allison Karman Allison Karman ... Female Intern #1
Tiara Parker ... Female Intern #2
Kira Verrastro ... Female Intern #3
Veronica Alicino ... Amy
Beth Riesgraf ... Mother in Store
Adriane Lenox ... Vet
Don Tiffany ... Engineer
Lorne Green ... Director
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Storyline

In a tree farm, three musically inclined chipmunks, Alvin, Simon and Theodore, find their tree cut down and sent to Los Angeles. Once there, they meet the frustrated songwriter David Seville, and despite a poor house wrecking first impression, they impress him with their singing talent. Seeing the opportunity for success, both human and chipmunks make a pact for them to sing his songs. While that ambition proves a frustrating struggle with the difficult trio, the dream does come true after all. However, that success presents its own trials as their unscrupulous record executive, Ian Hawke, plans to break up this family to exploit the boys. Can Dave and the Chipmunks discover what they really value amid the superficial glamor around them? Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The Last Man Home.......Is Not Alone. See more »


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Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish | Japanese

Release Date:

14 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,307,417, 16 December 2007

Gross USA:

$217,326,974

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$361,336,633
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Dolby | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Comedian David Cross was criticized by his fanbase as well as fellow comedians, notably Patton Oswalt (who, along with Brian Posehn, had been offered and rejected his role in the film) for acting in this movie. Cross responded on his blog where he admitted to taking the role primarily for the money and that he hadn't seen the movie (as he generally dislikes children's films) although he enjoyed working on the film and had "absolutely no regrets at all." See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 20 mins) When Ian lowers the curtain during the concert he pulls the rope down. This curtain system actually requires the operator to push the rope upwards to lower the curtain (counterweight system). See more »

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[first lines]
Alvin (singing voice)Simon (singing voice)Theodore (singing voice): [a capella] Where is the moment we needed the most/You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost/They tell me your blue skies fade to gray/They tell me your passion's gone away/And I don't need no carryin' on/Cause you had a bad day/You're taking one down/You sing a sad song just to turn it around/You say you don't know/You tell me don't lie/You work at a smile and you go for a ride/You had a bad day/You've seen what you like/And how does it feel for one more time/You had a bad day/...
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, there is a disclaimer that says 'No chipmunks were harmed during the filming of this movie.' See more »

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Produced by Ali Dee (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.)
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Alvin and the Chipmunks was an okay live-action update on '50s cartoon characters
28 January 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

After a month of purposely deciding NOT to watch this movie, I finally decided to humor my friend and see this update on Ross Bagdasarian, Snr.'s, creations from fifty years ago. There were pretty funny scenes when they surprised Dave in the beginning and a hilarious one when their manager, Ian (David Cross), gave each of them a caffeinated iced drink to give them energy. Other than that, this was a mostly by-the-numbers story of the pressures of success and the toll it takes on your health. In fact, the climatic scene when the rodent music group is revealed to be lip-syncing to their own vocals (because of their now-hoarse voices) seems aimed at those who go for such acts like Britney Spears and Ashlee Simpson instead of real musicians who play genuine music (though I don't consider what David Seville-Jason Lee-had auditioned initially for Ian authentic either). It's obvious that Lee ("My Name Is Earl") and Cross ("Arrested Development") took these roles for a large paycheck though Lee, at least, grows on you after a while. The music performances of the Chipmunks themselves are variable depending on whether you like any of the songs they sing here or the way their voices completely dominate though I admit liking their performance of "Only You", "Funkytown", and, of course, "The Chipmunk Song", and even the updated version of "Witch Doctor" (though I prefer the original recordings). Not bad for a reboot though for my money, I think I'd love to see the original version for television from the '50s, "The Alvin Show". P.S. What a treat to see the original album covers of The Chipmunks over the years during the end credits.


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