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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Seville home has a house number of "1958". This is the year Ross Bagdasarian created the animated singing anthropomorphic chipmunks. See more »

Goofs

(at around 5 mins) Jackie Seville referred to Toby Seville as her grandson, but he later (at around 47 mins) referred to her as his aunt. This was actually not a mistake because Toby was talking to Dave Seville at the time, and he was describing her from Dave's point of view. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alvin: [laughs] We're back!
Alvin: Let's go!
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Crazy Credits

After the very last credit scrolls off the top of the screen, there is one more little scene. See more »


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We Are Family
Written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers
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User Reviews

 
Bad jokes, irritating characters.
4 May 2012 | by arginnonSee all my reviews

This movie just fails on so many levels. It is terrible, I couldn't even sit through it. Don't watch it, ever, don't even show it to your kids, because they might like it at the time, but they'll get brain damage or something. So just don't check it out, definitely not, if you have to pay for it.

Okay, let's start with the title. Squeakquel? Really? What the hell is that? Squeaking sequel? Did the producers think this was a funny and clever title? Let me tell you something: IT'S NOT! Moving on. The jokes. They're not funny. A poor old lady in a wheelchair falling down the stairs? Come on! Who wrote this crap? Stephen Hawking? (You see, that's an example of a bad, tasteless, offensive joke. The movie is full of them.)

One big problem in the film is, that the supporting characters tend to forget that the Chipmunks are, well… damn chipmunks and not kids! Squirrels (even if they talk) are allowed to go to school? They need someone to babysit them? They're rock stars for god's sake? Gosh… Another thing that caught my attention: when those kids put the squirrels into the toilet, isn't that animal cruelty? Shouldn't they go to prison for that or something?

All in all, this film is really stupid, badly written and annoying. The studio must be thinking that kids are stupid and all kinds of crap is good for them. Sorry if I cursed a lot, but this movie offended me by how bad it was. It's not the case where something is so bad it's good, it's just very bad.

I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. Maybe those who're blind and their hearing is impaired (ba-damm-tss).


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