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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.

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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.

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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 »

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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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David Seville is a stage name of Ross Bagdasarian creator of the Chipmunks. He took the name "Seville" from the town in Spain, where he had once done military service. See more »

Goofs

(at around 10 mins) The Chipmunks were spinning in the the bowl on the food processor and they flew out, the phone rang and they answered it. Somehow in between the time they flew out and they answered the phone, the food processor is turned off, but nobody went back to it to turn it off. 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 »

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References Soulcalibur III (2005) See more »

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We Are Family
Written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers
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Predictable, terribly acted and lacking in substance.
31 December 2009 | by Troy_CampbellSee all my reviews

OK, so I was one of those people who actually enjoyed the first Alvin. I know it was predictable, terribly acted and lacking in substance, but I liked it nonetheless. The Squeakquel not so much. There's no effort to even mask the predictability in this one, the filmmakers just concede to the fact there are no surprises. The acting is noticeably worse, Jason Lee essentially being replaced by the far less appealing Zachary Levi is the main contributor to this problem. And worst of all the shallowness of the plot can't be redeemed by numerous hit songs getting 'munked', like achieved by its predecessor.

The major upside to the movie is still the song and dance numbers, which are turned up to eleven thanks to the arrival of The Chipettes. Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor (voiced by Applegate, Faris and Poehler respectively) provide two things: firstly, a reason for more girls to watch, secondly, and most importantly, the chance for the film to include female tunes. Its these 'cute girl' routines which provide the bulk of the enjoyment as Alvin, Simon and Theodore's music acts become tired very fast.

Of particular annoyance to me is something that has become increasingly popular in Hollywood: big names being vocally unrecognisable. It occurred in the first Alvin and then again most recently in Planet 51. Why oh why would you use well-known actors if you can't tell it's them? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of having them at all? Any old person can have their voice synthesised digitally to sound like a chipmunk, is it purely so their names can be included on the poster and in the trailer? Well, it is a real shame, because if I lured in talent like Long, Poehler and Faris I would make more out of it than name-dropping.

2 out of 5 (1 - Rubbish, 2 - Ordinary, 3 - Good, 4 - Excellent, 5 - Classic)


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