Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Chloe (voice of DREW BARRYMORE), a diamond-clad, bootie wearing Beverly Hills Chihuahua enjoys her luxurious lifestyle so much, she hardly notices Papi (voice of GEORGE LOPEZ), a tough looking Chihuahua who happens to be head-over-paws for the pampered pooch. But when Chloe gets lost in the rough streets of Mexico with only a street-wise German Shepherd (voice of ANDY GARCIA) to help her find her way home, Papi heads south of the border — joining forces with a motley crew: two humans (PIPER PERABO, MANOLO CARDONA), a sly rat (voice of CHEECH MARIN) and a nervous iguana (voice of PAUL RODRIGUEZ) – to rescue his true love.
This is one the kids will love! “That’s the greatest movie ever!” a young boy said as I was leaving the theater following the early screening. I don’t think I will go that far, but kids and parents can enjoy this one together.
George Lopez winds up with most of the good lines, as he voices Papi, the chihuahua who likes Chloe, voiced by Drew Barrymore. In one scene, when facing a crisis, Papi says, “We’re Mexican, not Mexi-CAN’T!” His “get it done” mental toughness is needed when Chloe winds up dog napped. She finds herself at an illegal dogfight, and with the help of a German Shepherd named Delgado, she escapes. However, an evil dog named Diablo gives chase, determined to bring her back to her dog nappers. Papi and some other surprising heroes help Chloe out, as this adventure includes some hair-raising moments for the would-be band of rescuers.
When Rachel (Piper Perabo), a friend of Vivian’s, Chloe’s owner, receives a phone call from Vivian, she doesn’t know how to tell her Chloe is missing. So when Vivian insists on Chloe being put on the phone, Rachel barks like she is Chloe on the phone. This scene is funny and includes some great reactions from Jamie Lee Curtis as Vivian.
There are some good lines scattered throughout the movie, including the one in which a rat faces the dreaded Diablo. “Please don’t hurt me!” he quips.”I have a wife and three hundred children!”
Chloe grows as a character, and when she learns the meaning of “No Mas” (No More), she decides there are some things which one must take a stand for. This is an overall wholesome movie for the family, and this dog will entertain you and yours. We gladly award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.