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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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Official Sites:

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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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Dolby | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Napoléon Bonaparte's great, great nephew Kevin Bonaparte visited the set on two nonconsecutive days. See more »

Goofs

(at around 58 mins) At the sing-off, when the Chipettes are singing, Ian uses his phone to make a video. At the end, he winks to his phone. However, when the video is seen on a website by some record executives, Ian does not wink. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Worst Films of 2011 (2011) See more »

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Temple City HS Fight Song A
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Perfect for young families and animation fans, but not for everyone else.
16 December 2009 | by shulmanatorSee all my reviews

Saw an early screening. I never saw the first one, but within the context of it being a kids' movie, it was actually quite well made. I actually laughed at the jokes, and I'm 33 and educated. If I were a young kid, I'd love this movie a lot, but I'm way past that and am often quite critical of children's genre films these days. The plot was coherent and the moral issues were clear. The characters stay true to themselves, much to anyone who is a fan of the original cartoon characters, and the dynamic of character triads works well for moral storytelling.

The moral lesson to be taught is about learning to be selfless and considerate of others. This is explored through Alvin and his ego problem, and the consequences it has on his friends and family. Other characters have their own arcs as well, and they read clear and convincingly.

On the downside, I think there are some choices that hurt the quality. Dave, the most famous human character in the franchise is probably in the film for about 5 minutes total, however the human characters we're left with are good performers with decent subplots. I did not care for the cliché use of a fart joke, but I forgive it because there was only one, and it was used in a way that's actually still funny to adults.

Sure, it's not the most intellectual film for an adult audience, but it serves its purpose and achieves its goals, despite being the result of commercialism. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to take their small kids out to a movie.


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