This movie is a very entertaining and nice follow-up to its predecessor. And this time we have female chipmunks called Chippettes. They are a talented group too and as Alvin is the front man for the Chipmunks, Brittany is the front “woman” for the Chippettes.
Ian Hawke (David Cross) is back and although he has lost everything, he has a dream of restoring his wealth and getting revenge against Alvin and the Chipmunks because he blames them for his fall from his wealthy perch in the entertainment business. When he spots the Chippettes, he believes he has found his pawn to checkmate Alvin and his brothers.
The kids I screened this movie with laughed heartily on several occasions. They were obviously having a fun time watching Alvin do a victory dance and they loved it when Theodore, who was sleeping next to a character named Toby, fought his way out from under the covers when Toby let go with some flatulence. Not to worry, this is the only flatulence joke in the entire film.
The Chipmunks cope with a lot of problems in the film, including brothers Simon and Theodore dealing with Alvin’s inflated ego when he makes the football team and catches a winning pass at game’s end. Some pretty good themes are featured in this movie including depending on family, forgiveness, and taking a chance, despite fear, on someone you care about.
You won’t be able to view this movie without laughing or smiling on several occasions! We are pleased to award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages and we award five Doves to the movie, our highest rating.