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"ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED"
(2011) (Jason Lee, David Cross) (G)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Mild
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity None
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Family Comedy: Alvin and the Chipmunks and the Chipettes become marooned on a deserted island, and it's up to their manager and best friend Dave to rescue them.
PLOT:
The Chipmunks and the Chipettes have become singing sensations, and they and their manager/surrogate father Dave (JASON LEE) travel via cruise ship to an international awards show. Alvin (voice of JUSTIN LONG) is just as mischievous as ever, getting into all sorts of trouble by disobeying Dave. Simon (voice of MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER) is the smart, pragmatic one who tries to keep Alvin out of trouble. Theodore (voice of JESSE McCARTNEY), meanwhile, is the most child-like one of the three, who still has a penchant for overeating.

The Chipettes, meanwhile, mirror Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. Brittany (voice of CHRISTINA APPLEGATE) is flashy like Alvin and prefers high fashion and luxury accommodations. Jeanette (voice of ANNA FARIS) is the brainy one who is attracted to Simon and his intellect. Eleanor (voice of AMY POEHLER) is slightly pudgy, slightly awkward, and naturally gravitates to Theodore.

Defying Dave, Alvin constructs a makeshift hang-glider that accidentally carries the six chipmunks off the cruise ship and to a deserted island. Dave teams up with the disgraced music industry executive Ian (DAVID CROSS) to track the six critters to the island where they encounter Zoe (JENNY SLATE), a crazed castaway who became marooned there looking for a gold treasure.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Yes, the first two "Alvin" movies proved to be phenomenally popular at the box office with children and family audiences.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: G
Apparently for not containing material that would warrant a higher rating.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
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