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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

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Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.

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Cast

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Ian
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Zoe
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Alvin (voice)
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Simon (voice)
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Theodore (voice)
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Eleanor (voice)
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Jeanette (voice)
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Brittany (voice)
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Simone (voice)
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Hawaiian Shirt Guy (as Michael Northey)
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Club Woman #1
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Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.

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16 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,244,744, 18 December 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$133,110,742

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$342,695,435
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jenny Slate and Alan Tudyk later appeared in Zootopia (2016). See more »

Goofs

(at around 52 mins) The creature referred to as a honey badger is in fact a meerkat, neither of which are native to the South Pacific. See more »

Quotes

Simone: I see you are sad, mon ami, and I hate to see you sad. I will help you find your friend Dave.
Theodore: You really think you can find him?
Simone: I know I can! and then I will find this Simon you keep speaking of!
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Crazy Credits

Dave, the Chipmunks and the Chipettes go on the airplane and Alvin talks in a microphone to a Timbuktu and Dave jumps in a food cart Dave yells says: ¡Alvin!. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.22 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain' No Stoppin' Us Now
Written by Gene McFadden, John Whitehead and Jerry Cohen
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Thank goodness for Theodore!
4 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

I sort of enjoyed the previous two movies, they were not great movies but I found them quite cute. I wish I could say the same for this latest instalment, but I can't. It does have its moments, Jason Lee and David Cross are decent and have some entertaining exchanges. The film apart from some slapdash editing does look reasonable with the chipmunks looking serviceable and the scenery beautiful.

Best of all is Theodore, he always was adorable and made you want to cuddle him and here is no exception.

On the other hand, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked feels rather lacklustre this time around. The pop songs was a bonus in both of the previous two movies, here they sound really tired with generic melodies and forgettable lyrics. The vocals themselves are okay, not too annoying considering the tone, but again nothing out of the ordinary. The messages about family ties and responsibilities are important ones but they seem rather forced here.

The script generally was weak, there was very little that was fresh or funny for me apart from the exchanges between Cross and Lee, and there are some lines that have been covered in previous reviews that really don't belong in a family movie. The story like the previous two is predictable, except this time around it is not as charming or exciting.

I didn't care for the characters, excepting cute little Theodore. Zoe the eccentric castaway is more annoying than endearing, and something about Alvin rubbed me up the wrong way, he came across as too much of a jerk in some scenes. The acting/voice work is mixed, I liked Cross, Lee and Jesse McCartney, and Justin Long and Matthew Gray Gubler are alright I guess even with the bad material, but Jenny Slate didn't raise a single smile and the rest ranged from adequate to bland.

All in all, not as tortuously bad as some have said, but it wasn't anything special to me. By all means I understand why some may like it, but it just wasn't my cup of tea. 4/10 Bethany Cox


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