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Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

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Three musical chipmunksare discovered by an aspiring songwriter and wants to become famous by using their amazing singing abilities.

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Tim Hill

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Jon Vitti (screenplay), Will McRobb (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish | Japanese

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$217,326,974

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$361,336,633
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Justin Long (the voice of Alvin) went hoarse frequently during the recording sessions due to the fact they had to pitch up each sentence of dialog so that the voice altering methods would sound more natural. See more »

Goofs

(at around 11 mins) When Alvin opens the cupboard, there is a bag of Utz brand cheese balls. Utz brand is only distributed on the east coast. However, many specialty stores in California carry Utz items that they special order and have shipped. 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

In the end credits, there is a disclaimer that says 'No chipmunks were harmed during the filming of this movie.' See more »


Soundtracks

The 12 Days of Christmas
Traditional, arranged by Frederic Austin (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional]
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Jason Lee is no Dave
22 December 2007 | by partridgecjSee all my reviews

While this is a good film for the kids, it will leave adults that grew up with Alvin and the Chipmunks disappointed.

Any number of other actors would have made a better Dave. Jason Lee does a respectable job, but was the low part for this film.

The CGI is very well done, but as with this type of film where they are trying to fill in the back story and tell a whole new story in an hour and a half, the plot is rather rushed, almost forced.

If you have finished your Christmas shopping and have a few extra dollars and have the extra time on your hands with nothing else to do, there are worse ways to spend your time.


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