Alvin and the Chipmunks (Blu-ray)

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Description

A live action, big screen outing for everyone's favourite Chipmunks - Alvin, Simon and Theodore. Discovered and adopted by struggling songwriter Dave Seville (Jason Lee), the dynamic trio decide to join forces and embark on a singing career, performing Dave's songs. When success beckons however, unscrupulous record company boss Ian Hawke (David Cross) decides that he could make a lot more money from the boys if Dave was out of the picture.

Product Details

Barcode
5039036037198
Department
Movies & TV
Released
14 Apr 2008
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Kids & Family
Sub-genre
Animation
Region
Region B
Language
English
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
92 min
Age Restriction
U
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Release Year
2007
Running Time
92 min
Language
English
Categories
Childrens / Animated/Live-Action / Pop Music / Pop Stars / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$217.3 million
Official Website
http://www.alvinandthechipmunksmovie.com/
Ratings
IMDb
5.2
Rotten Tomatoes®
28%
Metacritic
39
Synopsis
This live-action/computer-animated update of Ross Bagdasarian's squeaky-voiced cartoon characters finds the chipmunks (in CGI form) transported from their woodland habitat to the city, where they wind up in the home of Dave Seville (Jason Lee). Dave, a down-on-his-luck songwriter, realizes the potential of a singing chipmunk pop act, and becomes an unlikely mentor/father figure to feisty Alvin, brainy Simon, and dopey Theodore. Meanwhile, the threesome causes chaos in his life, leading to plenty of fun, frenetic scenarios. When a devious record executive (David Cross) enters the picture, however, Alvin and the Chipmunks must deal with both the trappings of fame and their loyalty to the amiable, hapless Dave.

Directed by Tim Hill (GARFIELD: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES), ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS simultaneously modernizes and pays tribute to the classic title characters, who first appeared in the late 1950s and became wildly popular in the '60s. While Lee (MY NAME IS EARL) is well cast as the perpetually exasperated Dave, Long (LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) steals the show as the voice of Alvin, who provides the group's lively spirit. Though some older viewers may wince at the prospect of their beloved Chipmunks rapping, the movie is generally respectful of the franchise's long legacy, and will easily win over a younger generation.
Poster
Poster for Alvin and the Chipmunks
Cast & Crew
Director
Tim Hill
Star
David Cross / Jason Lee / Jane Lynch / Cameron Richardson
Voice
Matthew Gray Gubler / Justin Long / Jesse McCartney
Screenwriter
Will McRobb / Chris Viscardi / Jon Vitti
Composer
Christopher Lennertz
Executive Producer
Arnon Milchan / Karen Rosenfelt / Michele Imperato Stabile / Steve Waterman
Producer
Ross Bagdasarian / Janice Karman
Director of Photography
Peter Lyons Collister
Story
Jon Vitti
Creator
Ross Bagdasarian
Movie Critics
Sight and Sound
"A simple story of family love ensues, with enough mischievousness and physical humour to keep kids occupied..."
Anna Smith (1 Mar 2008, p.50)