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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

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The world-famous singing preteen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes.

Director:

Betty Thomas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Levi ... Toby
David Cross ... Ian
Jason Lee ... Dave
Justin Long ... Alvin (voice)
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Simon (voice)
Jesse McCartney ... Theodore (voice)
Amy Poehler ... Eleanor (voice)
Anna Faris ... Jeanette (voice)
Christina Applegate ... Brittany (voice)
Wendie Malick ... Dr. Rubin
Anjelah Johnson-Reyes ... Julie (as Anjelah Johnson)
Kathryn Joosten ... Aunt Jackie
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Ryan
Chris Warren ... Xander (as Chris Warren Jr.)
Bridgit Mendler ... Becca
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Storyline

After a concert mishap lands Dave in the hospital, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore end up in the care of Dave's twenty-something cousin Toby. The Chipmunks put aside their stardom to return to school to win an annual "Battle of the Bands" competition to save the school's music program, but they meet their match with the Chipettes: Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor, who work for the Chipmunks' ex-manager, Ian Hawke. The Chipmunks and the Chipettes square off; romantic sparks and crazy mishaps ensue.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Boys are back in town... and they have competition


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

It was originally scheduled to be premiered on March 19, 2010, but it was moved up to a Christmas 2009 release instead. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 9 mins) When Alvin answers a call from Brittany (she is using Ian's number), he doesn't turn speakerphone mode on (button on the screen is not lit), but still talks like he does. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alvin: [laughs] We're back!
Alvin: Let's go!
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Crazy Credits

After the very last credit scrolls off the top of the screen, there is one more little scene. See more »

Connections

Features Meerkat Manor (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

You Really Got Me
Written by Ray Davies
Featuring Honor Society
Honor Society performs courtesy of Jonas Records/Hollywood Records
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User Reviews

 
Not terrible, but not very good
1 January 2010 | by wwgrayiiSee all my reviews

Let's face it: "The Chipmunks" is a pretty thin premise. Once you get past the novelty of squeaky voiced animated rodents, there's really not much there. So this movie's straight-line, A to B to C story is a serious drawback.

Director Betty Thomas doesn't get a whole lot out of the cast (although, to be honest, I don't expect much in the way of high-caliber acting in movies like this), and the whole thing has a bit of a TV-movie feel, but the animation is rather good, and the film moves moves along at a pretty good clip, so even adults won't get too bored.

Certainly, for some reviewers, a film like this, in the final analysis, is perfectly acceptable, since it's "for kids," and thus the only thing that counts is whether it's "entertaining" on some basic level, regardless of its actual quality. That's a pretty common attitude toward kids' films, and one that really sells children short, as if they have no interest in character or story. They do, just like anyone else, albeit on a less sophisticated level than (most) adults. For example, I know that a lot of reviewers hated "Hotel for Dogs" but that film had an engaging story, well-drawn characters and a story that, while ultimately predictable, still held a few twists and turns. It wasn't particularly good, but it was better than this film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alvin and the Chipmunks II See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,875,415, 27 December 2009

Gross USA:

$219,614,612

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$443,140,005
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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