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Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

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While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home.

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Chloe, a diamond-clad ultra-pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua finds herself being "puppy-sit" by the niece, Rachel, of her owner when she leaves for Europe for one of her fashion shows. Rachel is enjoying her aunt's wealthy home but can't resist a weekend trip to Mexico with her friends. With Chloe in tote, Rachel's partying quickly disgusts Chloe and she decides she will go home herself. Chloe quickly gets lost in Mexico and thrown into a dog-fighting ring where she meets Delgado, an ex police K9 who is there and finds himself between his old enemy Diablo, the drug-lord's dog who ruined his career, and Chloe. After saving her and himself, Delgado agrees to help her get home and they begin their journey across Mexico for Beverly Hills. Meanwhile, Rachel has enlisted the help of her Aunt's gardener and Papi, the gardener's Chihuahua who's crazy about Chloe, to help find and save her. At the same time Diablo's master has learned of Chloe's identity and plans on dog-napping her for a big ... Written by JRemingtonW

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The greatest Chihuahua movie of all time. See more »


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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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3 October 2008 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$29,300,465 (USA) (3 October 2008)

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$94,497,271 (USA) (30 January 2009)
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This is the second time director Raja Gosnell and composer Nick Glennie-Smith worked together. Their first collaboration was Gosnell's directorial debut Home Alone 3 (1997) where Glennie-Smith wrote the score. However this time Glennie-Smith is only the orchestra conductor and not the composer. The composer this time is instead Heitor Pereira. See more »

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Tijuana doesn't have a train station. There's no way you could get to all the places they went at the short time they made going there. See more »

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Delgado: [to Chloe] Look, if you're worth something, they'll ransom you, and if they ransom you, they won't fight you, so I guess you're safe.
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References Hannah Montana (2006) See more »

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El Sauce y la Palma
Written by Ignacio Perez Meza
Performed by Banda Sinaloense
El Recodo De Cruz Lizarraga
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, Ariola Internacional, Mexico and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT Mexico S.A. De C.V.
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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A Tail Unlike Any Other
17 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most hilarious movies I have ever seen. One reviewer from Mexico has pointed out that in the film they take a train to Tijuana, which has no train station, that they go the wrong way to Chihuahua, that they get their Aztecs and Toltecs all mixed up, and so forth. Yes, that is all true, and it is also true that Americans have never been any good at geography (except that they know that California is west of New York somewhere, and that Mexico is 'somewhere down there', like the bowels). But never mind. It is all in fun. Nothing about this film is meant to be in any way serious. It takes comedy to new canine heights. Nothing is more effective in comedy than to treat the ridiculous as sublime, and here we have the utmost expression of that technique. I suppose, for all I know, that there really are silly women in Beverly Hills who carry their Chihuahuas around with them covered in diamond necklaces, booties, and jewel-studded caps. No human folly ever surprises me, especially those of the spoilt rich, and above all, those of Tinsel Town. But nevertheless, the excesses of Chihuahua fashion seen in this film, which transcend anything ever dreamt of by Dior or Chanel, must surely trespass upon the borders of fantasy? (Or am I being naïve, and it is all even more extreme than that in real life?) But, accepting as normal the wildly extravagant as the film's opening premise, we go on from there to the most hilarious and bizarre adventures of a spoilt Chihuahua ever recorded in canine annals. Not since the first pet was adopted by the first cave child have we ever seen anything like this. Words fail us. So do barks and woofs. There is just no way to describe it, you have to see it. The voices used for the animals are uncanny. Andy Garcia's voice of a sad, world-weary Alsatian (German Shepherd) is a triumphant achievement worthy of a Vocal Oscar, if such things existed. Drew Barrymore as the spoilt heroine Chihuahua is, oops, so convincing that, well, what must her friends think now? The dogs all deserve Dog Oscars, Golden Dog Bowl Awards, etc. The amazing rat and iguana characters in the film, carrying special effects into new realms, are pure Disney genius. I have no idea how they made this film. The dogs' lips move and words come out just like George Bush. Was Dick Cheney a production ventriloquism adviser? The deleted scenes on the DVD are a 'must' for viewing, and should not be missed. I would not call this film corny. I would not call it cute. I would call it a brilliant comedy achievement in every respect, and a special effects and production triumph, giving us 91 minutes of non-stop hilarity and reminding us that even when the world economy is collapsing, we can still laugh until we cry.


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