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Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

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Three musical chipmunks are discovered by an aspiring songwriter who wants to use their amazing singing abilities to become famous.

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Tim Hill

Writers:

Jon Vitti (screenplay), Will McRobb (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lee ... Dave
David Cross ... Ian
Cameron Richardson ... Claire
Jane Lynch ... Gail
Justin Long ... Alvin (voice)
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Simon (voice)
Jesse McCartney ... Theodore (voice)
Allison Karman Allison Karman ... Female Intern #1
Tiara Parker ... Female Intern #2
Kira Verrastro ... Female Intern #3
Veronica Alicino ... Amy
Beth Riesgraf ... Mother in Store
Adriane Lenox ... Vet
Don Tiffany ... Engineer
Lorne Green ... Director
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

When the Chipmunks' song hits number one on the charts the other fictitious songs at the top are '712 Wheatley' by Iron Quick and Robbing, 'Shallow Foresight' by The Stone Allegory, 'Missing the Swans' by Madder Vauxhall, 'Drinking Irony' by Then Seven More, and 'Crog Divided' by Cougar Striped Gum. The next band on the list is Fallen Leader but the song can't be seen. See more »

Goofs

(at around 30 mins) The "coloring" that the chipmunks did on Dave's presentation posters depicted Simon with glasses. But the drawings were done before it was discovered that he needed glasses. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 »


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Ain't No Party
Written by Ali Dee (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.), Nick Danzinger (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.) and Sarai Howard (as The DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.)
Produced by Ali Dee (asThe DeeTown Syndicate for DeeTown Entertainment, Inc.)
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After 50 years Alvin still has it
13 December 2007 | by the-movie-guySee all my reviews

(Synopsis) Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore are living their lives in the forest storing nuts away for the winter when one day their tree is cut down and carried off into the city to become a Christmas tree. They must find a new home and they end up at Dave's house. The only thing that makes them different is that they can talk and even sing. Dave Seville (Jason Lee) is a struggling song writer who has a great idea about making the chipmunks a new show act, singing his songs. The only thing is that you must remember is that they are chipmunks and they act like chipmunks by tearing up Dave's house and interrupting his love life. However, they also begin to bond as a family with Dave becoming like a Dad. The chipmunks become a big hit and superstars with cute voices and fancy dance moves. The record company executive Ian (David Cross) sees big money in his future and takes over the act and pushes Dave to the side. Dave must try to save his little family before they becomes a show biz disaster.

(My Comment) I enjoyed this movie because it brought back good memories. I can't believe that their first song was recorded 50 years ago. They have that certain sound that just makes you smile when you hear them. You recognize their sound immediately. The animated characters of Alvin, Simon, and Theodore are lovable now as they were 50 years ago. I always liked it when Dave would scream the name of "Aaaaalviiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnn!!!" and Alvin would say "OooooK!!!" Those two words just make you smile. Children of all ages can see this movie without any problem. I am sure that all the parents will like it, and I know your child will, because it is a fun movie. (20th Century Fox, Run Time 1:30, Rated PG) (8/10)


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USA

Language:

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Release Date:

14 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,307,417, 16 December 2007

Gross USA:

$217,326,974

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$365,352,546
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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