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Alvin and the Chipmunks

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Alvin and the Chipmunks

Alvin and the Chipmunks

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
90 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/14/07
performer:
Jason Lee, David Cross, Justin Long, Jesse McCartney
director:
Tim Hill
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
80503, 60932, 68613
genre:
Kids and Family, animation, Comedy

We gave it a C+

Consumerized kiddie flicks like The Cat in the Hat leech the soul out of children’s classics. There’s a reason that doesn’t happen with Alvin and the Chipmunks: Those babyish sped-up voices are really all there is to them. It’s cutesy-funny-adorable to hear Alvin, Simon, and Theodore do chimed choruses of ”Bad Day” and ”Funkytown.” But once the amiable Dave (Jason Lee) lands them a record deal, an evil mogul turns them into massified robo-pop drones — and so, unfortunately, does the movie. C+

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