The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes.
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 4.1/10 (13,755 voted)
Critic's Score: 41/100
Stars: Jason Lee, Zachary Levi, David Cross
Storyline Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music super stardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes -- Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off.
Writers: Jon Vitti, Jonathan Aibel
Cast: Zachary Levi
Matthew Gray Gubler
Anjelah N. Johnson
(as Anjelah Johnson)
Kevin G. Schmidt
Chris Warren Jr.
Opening Weekend: $48,875,415
(27 December 2009)
(16 May 2010)
Did You Know?
The film was shipped in two parts in the UK, first part were odd numbered reels and even reels came the following day. It was shipped under the codename "Hairy Beast 2".
While the chipmunks are spinning in the bowl on the food processor they start spinning counter clockwise, then the shot switches to a close up and when it switches back to the wide shot just before they are thrown out of the bowl, they are spinning clockwise as they are thrown out of the left side of the bowl towards the hanging pots and pans.
Who's Aunt Jackie? Theodore:
She's the one who gave us popcorn last Christmas.
Even the Kiddies Weren't Buying It
Today I had to sit through this movie several times. :-(
As an adult, it wasn't funny or entertaining. But what amused me was
the reaction from the kids in the audiences. Almost none of the kids
laughed out loud during the matinée viewing (the showing with the most
kids in attendance).
Some take away comments from the mouth of babes: "Is it over YET?" "I'm
bored" and my personal favorite "That wasn't so funny at all." (poor
kid said it over and over again with the "big" jokes.) Plus, I had
never seen so many kids ready to leave after the first 15 minutes.
It didn't get better over the course of the evening.