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Alvin and the Chipmunks [Blu-ray] (2007)

Jason Lee , Ross Bagdasarian Jr. , Tim Hill  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Jason Lee, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, David Cross, Cameron Richardson
  • Directors: Tim Hill
  • Writers: Chris Viscardi, Jon Vitti, Ross Bagdasarian, Will McRobb
  • Producers: Janice Karman, Arnon Milchan, Karen Rosenfelt
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: April 1, 2008
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (313 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0013RDZW4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,259 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Alvin and the Chipmunks [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Families come in many different shapes and sizes, but few humans consider rodents members of the family. Dave Seville (Jason Lee) is no exception, so when this flailing musician finds three young talking chipmunks gorging themselves in his kitchen cupboards, Dave is quick to question his sanity and then toss the offending chipmunks outside into the rain and restore order. When Dave hears the chipmunks singing outside his window, he realizes that that unusual trio might just be the world's next vocal sensation and he strikes a bargain with them--the chipmunks can stay with him if they sing his songs. While chipmunks Alvin (Justin Long), Theodore (Jesse McCartney), and Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) quickly begin to see Dave as a father figure, it's strictly a business arrangement for Dave and he maintains an appropriate emotional distance. Dave's frustration with the chipmunks mounts as they unwittingly wreak havoc on his personal life, but when Dave's old friend and record label mogul Ian (David Cross) begins to exploit the chipmunks for personal gain, Dave suddenly realizes what an important part of his life, and indeed his family, the three chipmunks have become. Hilarity reins in this live action/CGI comedy with many memorable scenes--think chipmunks showering in the dishwasher, riding in remote control planes, and bouncing off the walls under the influence of a serious caffeine buzz. Catchy Chipmunks' songs both new and old promise to lodge themselves in the minds of viewers long after the credits roll and even those none-too-enchanted with the premise of singing chipmunks can't help but be entertained by this comical film. (Ages 6 and older with parental guidance due to mild rude humor) --Tami Horiuchi

Meet the Chipmunks

Justin Long as Alvin

Matthew Gray Gubler as Simon

Jesse McCartney as Theodore

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A L V I N ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Struggling songwriter Dave Seville (Jason Lee) opens his home to a talented trio of chipmunks named Alvin, Simon and Theodore, they become overnight music sensations. But when a greedy record producer (David Cross) tries to exploit the "boys", Dave must use a little human ingenuity and a lot of 'munk mischief to get his furry family back before it's too late!

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60 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Parents: This is a must-see for your little ones April 4, 2008
This film teaches important lessons to children in a gentle and very entertaining way. Lesson One: Discipline is important to children. Lesson Two: Anything in excess, even fun, can ruin your life. Lesson Three: The entertainment industry, although glamorous, can be harmful. Stable family life is more important. And dads are important role models for young sons. Alvin and his companions Simon and Theodore learn these lessons from their surrogate father Dave and from the hard knocks they endure as they leave Dave and rise to recording stardom. Seldom have I seen such an entertaining film spell out such excellent values for young children. In terms of pure fun, the chipmunks are believable and so precious they can make you cry. Jason Lee is outstanding as the caring "dad", Dave. The music is wonderful: great remixes of "Witch Doctor" and the Chipmunks Christmas song. Don't listen to the critics on this one. It is amazing. See this with your little ones and talk to them about the lessons the chipmunks learn. Oh, and by the way, the movie makes everyone feel like a kid again! The munks version of Funkytown will make you want to get up and dance whether you're 9 or 90. Highly recommended.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun for kids of all ages December 21, 2007
Format:Theatrical Release
An interesting cross-section of people attended the film at the same time my husband and I did. There was a group of college kids, parents with children, and Tony and I, who were going to see how faithfully a contemporary film translated a childhood cartoon hero.

From the laughter, booing, and general merriment, I can tell you we were all having an excellent time. This definitely was not a performance that someone who likes to view films in quiet would have enjoyed.

The story: David Seville (Jason Lee) is an advertising exec with dreams of becoming a songwriter. He's got an 'in' with old college chum, Ian (David Cross), who is an exec with Jett Records, but still can't produce anything that anyone would want to sing.

It looks like David's never going to be able to quit his day job until three chipmunks get their pine tree home chopped down and taken to the lobby of Jett Records office building. They stowaway in a basket of muffins David's swiped from Jett in a fit of pique.

A few hours later, David discovers he's got an infestation of talking chipmunks--and the rest is pretty inevitable. He writes a song, they perform it, and become a true overnight success.

I won't spoil the rest of the story for you. This is a lighthearted film that you can take your young kids to without much problem.

Those of you who grew up with the Chipmunks will be pleased with the treatment. The group sings some of the oldies, but they also strut their stuff on newer music as well.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
"I Told The Witch Doctor You Didn't Love Me True
I Told The Witch Doctor You Didn't Love Me Nice"

("Witch Doctor")

Three CGI chipmunks carry this movie on their narrow little shoulders, and that's a very good thing, seeing that the plot is nothing special and neither are the performances of the human actors.

Unceremoniously expelled from their tree home, the chipmunks are having a very bad day, until they show their stuff to Dave (Jason Lee), a songwriter who's told to quit his day job.

What happens next is basically what you'd expect when you let three forest critters occupy your living space, as well as the inevitable series of misunderstandings that occur in mixed species family groups.

David Cross plays Ian Hawke, the hammy heavy. He's a music producer who sees dollar signs with each helium-inspired note, and has great plans for the talented trio which may or may not include dopey Dave.

The music will send adults down memory lane, with new Chipmunky versions of "Witch Doctor", "Funkytown", "Only You", and "The Chipmunk Song", and younger viewers will recognize Daniel Powter's "Bad Day". There are also some new funky songs and stylin' choreography.

Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):

1. CGI chipmunks sing and dance
2. Rest of movie is the same old song and dance

For children - rated 4 stars
For adults - rated 3 stars (one for each chipmunk)

Recommended as a stocking stuffer for children of all ages, and fans of the TV series.

"We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late."

(The Chipmunk Song)

Amanda Richards, July 26, 2008
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than you'd expect January 4, 2008
By Jim
Format:Theatrical Release
Of course Richard Roeper called it awful but it doesn't take a genious to know he was going to hate it. But really the movie isn't as lame as I expected. It's certainly more watchable than the Garfield or Scooby Doo movies. It has more of a head on it's shoulder and it's more clever and entertaining. I mean it's pretty funny that instead of sounding like a chipmunk when he sucks helium out of a balloon Alvin has a deep voice.

I don't get it how Roger Ebert could recommend both Garfield movies but only give this **. Sure the end is anti-climatic but other than that it's pretty cute and harmless. Well harmless despite the one scene where Simon eats Theodore's poop making believe it's food so he won't get in trouble from Dave. That was gross and un-needed although yes I did laugh but it's not something needed in a kids movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Facing a two day car trip with a five and seven year old I picked this up to keep them entertained. It worked. They listened to this three times in one day. Read more
Published 4 days ago by P. Mulloy
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute little movie
I was not sure what to rate this movie. I did not love it. It was a little better than ok, but probably not much better. The chipmunks are real cute. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
Great movie. My daughter loved it. I would recommend this to anyone. It has great music and is funny as well.
Published 13 days ago by Debi
4.0 out of 5 stars kids
My kids love this movie, we owned it but lost it and when I saw it I had to get it for them again
Published 22 days ago by Victoria
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Great job easy to use. Good varsity of movies as well love it. Prices could be lower tho jst saying
Published 1 month ago by Wanda Bailey
4.0 out of 5 stars great for kids
I bought this for my 4 year old son and he likes it but my 18 month old son loves it even more, it keeps him entertained!!
Published 1 month ago by katherine goodman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Excellent movie, my nephew and i love them, we watch them all the time and he always tells his friends about them
Published 2 months ago by Rita Deeb
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
My daughter has watched this movie on her kindle about 5 times - she can't seem to get enough of it or the other Alvin and the Chipmunks movies - definitely a good value!
Published 2 months ago by ALRenshaw
4.0 out of 5 stars Chipmunks
My grandson loves loves this movie i kinda like it too, the singing is nice and the movie is ok.
Published 2 months ago by Dary J. Bracero
4.0 out of 5 stars Exceeded expectations by a mile
Totally entertaining. My 6-yr-old twins picked it (based on a farting chipmunk joke in the trailer) and my expectations were quite low - I was surprised by how much we all enjoyed... Read more
Published 3 months ago by L. Porter
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