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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

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The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes.

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Betty Thomas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Levi ... Toby
David Cross ... Ian
Jason Lee ... Dave
Justin Long ... Alvin (voice)
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Simon (voice)
Jesse McCartney ... Theodore (voice)
Amy Poehler ... Eleanor (voice)
Anna Faris ... Jeanette (voice)
Christina Applegate ... Brittany (voice)
Wendie Malick ... Dr. Rubin
Anjelah Johnson-Reyes ... Julie (as Anjelah Johnson)
Kathryn Joosten ... Aunt Jackie
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Ryan
Chris Warren ... Xander (as Chris Warren Jr.)
Bridgit Mendler ... Becca
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Storyline

After a concert mishap lands Dave in the hospital, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore end up in the care of Dave's twenty-something cousin Toby. When the Chipmunks put aside their stardom to return to school to win a annual "Battle of the Bands" competition to save the school's music program. But the boys meet their match with the Chipettes, Brittany, Jeanette, & Eleanor, who are working for the Chipmunks's ex-manager Ian Hawke. Romantic sparks and crazy mishaps happen when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Boys are back in town... and they have competition


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alvin and the Chipmunks II See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,875,415, 27 December 2009

Gross USA:

$219,614,612

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$443,140,005
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shipped in two parts in the UK, first part were odd numbered reels and even reels came the following day. It was shipped under the codename "Hairy Beast 2". See more »

Goofs

(at around 58 mins) At the sing-off, when the Chipettes are singing, Ian uses his phone to make a video. He says "If you like what you see, call Ian Hawke...." however, when the video is seen on a website by some record executives, Ian says "If you're interested..." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alvin: [laughs] We're back!
Alvin: Let's go!
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Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
Written by Beyoncé, The-Dream (as Terius Nash), Kuk Harrell (as Thaddis Harrell) and Christopher Stewart
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good family fun!
3 January 2010 | by fritzlangSee all my reviews

After all the negative reviews I read, I went in with pretty low expectations. Perhaps that's why I ended up giving up a 7.

Look, this is not Hamlet, Citizen Kane or Duck Soup. This is a PG film that as close to being family friendly than I have seen. I can only imagine the PG rating was due to the fact that the chipettes were darn right sexy - I didn't hear any vulgarity, see any nudity, violence or adult situations.

It is really getting hard to find a film where I can take my 9 year old daughter to. With battling giant robots, vampires, and giant smurfs lurking in 3D, this movie was a relief to see.

The plot is paper thin - though in its defense it did have an ethical base of family, friendship, and responsibility.

The effects were top notch, and there were a few times I even laughed (which was a few more times than I expected).

In one word it was - 'Cute' - which is exactly what I think it sought out to be. Nothing more.. Nothing less. Harmless fluff.

My 9 year old enjoyed it. And at the end of the day, that's all that mattered to me.

This is a film for children. Taken on it's level, I give it a 7. if you want to rate it as art or entertainment for adults? Yeah, mebbe a 2 or 3. But you know what? Some kids were clapping at parts in the theater. To me, that was pretty cool knowing that a film can get kids in a theater clapping for the characters on the screen.

So relax. chill.. bring your little ones... and enjoy...


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