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Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.

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

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Alvin y las ardillas  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$44,307,417 (USA) (16 December 2007)

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$217,326,974 (USA)
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Trivia

All three of the chipmunks were fake. No real chipmunks were harmed in the making of this movie. See more »

Goofs

During the final performance, there is a shot of the backup singers squatting with their microphones before Simon the lowers microphones. See more »

Quotes

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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

At the beginning of the credits, there is a brief scene in which Ian attempts to get real-life squirrels, sitting atop his piano, to sing. See more »

Connections

References Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Chipmunks Story (1983) See more »

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Tuff Love
Written by Ali Dee (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.)
Featuring Alana Da Fonseca
Produced by Ali Dee (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.)
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Painful Chipmunks
11 June 2008 | by (Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes things need to keep away from the 'big screen'. And this is one of those instances where cartoon is better as cartoon in 30 minute segments rather than a 90 minute CGI. Just like with the movie Garfield, the movie doesn't do anybody justice.

I guess the creators thought it would be cute for the Chipmunks to sing lots of popular music numbers created within the last 10 years. But I found nothing amusing with the destruction of songs I knew. Nor did I really feel there was any character development between Dave and his love interest. And where were the Chipettes?

The plot was corny and unbelievable. Somehow for the Chipmunks to attain such success rather quickly is just Hollywood interpreting life in an highly unrealistic way. Not only that, but it felt too superficial and boring. I wish kids would watch something else than this waste of time. "F"


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